Reviews of Recent Concerts

These are the reviews for the recent concerts.

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Review:28 November 2019 – Pavel Kolesnikov: Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, Bartók

This wonderful recital began with a surprise: Chopin’s exquisite posthumous waltz in A minor, (because the pianist loves it!), preceding the Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor and setting the tone for a musical journey from darkness to light, or perhaps from moonlight to a radiant dawn. The audience were immediately …

Review: 31 October 2019 – Pavel Haas Quartet: Ľubica Čekovská, Schulhoff, Smetana, Janáček

The Pavel Haas Quartet is a leader among contemporary quartets. Its members, all trained in Prague, bring a style and consistency of musicianship reminiscent of the earlier Prague and Smetana quartets, marked by a passionate commitment to the music and a unique sense of flow and rubato – the subtly …

Review: 26 September 2019 – Frith Piano Quartet with John Tattersdill (double bass)

The new season opened in fine form with the Frith Piano Quartet (piano, violin, viola and cello), with the support of John Tattersdill’s double bass for two of the three pieces. The first item was Louise Farrenc’s Piano Quintet No.1 in A minor, of 1839, a rarity nowadays but popular …