Saturday 21 September 1.00pm
£10.00 (£1.00 under 18)
J. S. Bach - Sonata for Viola Da Gamba
and Harpsicord No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028
Nadia Boulanger -Trois Pièces for Cello and Piano (1914)
Brahms - Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
“... compelling in every respect: probing, virtuosic and yielding by turns – a true example of outstanding musicianship.”(Wigmore Hall recital) describes Tim Lowe’s performance qualities to a T. In his recital Tim is joined by world renowned pianist John Lenehan, praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity”.
Inspired by the gamba virtuoso Carl Friedrich Abel, Bach chose this ‘old-fashioned’ instrument to compose what York Chamber Music Festival patron Steven Isserlis describes as “… quite simply a show stopper” as Steven says, “…one can practically see the wigs of Bach and his gamba playing partner flapping wildly in the physical excitement of it all.”
Among Nadia Boulanger’s composition students were three American greats - Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, and Elliot Carter. She was very critical of her own music but the Trois Pièces written in 1914 do not support this harsh self-criticism. Brahms also doubted his worth but later in life - and relaxed on holiday in Switzerland, he wrote a ‘cello sonata which is rhapsodic in its many changes of mood. Utter joy to end this recital!
Following the recital there are masterclasses for local young musicians – do stay if you would like to listen
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