6th October 2019

RAPHAEL WALLFISCH / JOHN YORK

Price: £22 / £11 U18s + students

A masterful recital by a leading cellist at the height of his powers…

Raphael Wallfisch cello
John York piano

CLARKE Rhapsody
BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata in A major Op 69
MARTIN˚U Arabesques
MENDELSSOHN Cello Sonata No 2 in D major

In contrast to some of his other middle period works, Beethoven‘s Sonata in A major written in 1803 looks back to a more restrained classical style but demonstrates clear forward thinking in the way the two instruments act as equal partners in the musical drama. Following in this tradition, Felix Mendelssohn had a lifelong commitment to chamber music and a natural affinity for writing for strings, and his Sonata in D major, which he composed in 1843 for his brother Paul, combines melodic lyricism and instrumental virtuosity to great effect.


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  • Venue: Wiltshire Music Centre
    Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ, United Kingdom
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