Matthew Barley with Alasdair Beatson

Matthew Barley with Alasdair Beatson





Monday 18 July, 2016

St Mary's Church Petworth GU28 0AD

7.30pm ends approx 9.30pm

Adult: £25, £15, £7.50 | Eighteen & under : £5 or FREE in adult £7.50 seats)

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

Matthew Barley

Alasdair Beatson

Generously supported by Sir Clive & Lady Barbara Bossom, Nicholas & Pat Moore, Roger & Penny Muray, Terry Pentony and Premier Nursing Ltd