Tickets are available at the door this evening - do join us at St Mary's at about 7pm to purchase yours .
We welcome back one of the UK’s most innovative and inspirational musicians - cellist Matthew Barley in concert with pianist Alasdair Beatson. Their recital showcases the cello at its melodious and dramatic best in a broad sweep of powerful works. Both Schumann and Janacek had a great love for the earthy, honest simplicity of folk music and, with compositional genius, wove these themes into their more formalized musical structures. In similar fashion, Brahms used the inspiration of Bach in his E minor cello sonata, using Bach-like themes in the finale of this most exuberant and romantic of cello pieces. In contrast, towards the end of Beethoven’s life, the composer turned inwards, creating music that came only from the deepest recesses of his sublime imagination - dark but tender, and totally unique, this is music at the edge.
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro Op. 70
Schumann - Fünf Stücke in Volkston
Janacek - Pohádka
Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38
Beethoven - Cello Sonata No. 4 Op.102 No.1