Wendover Music Society
Saturday 9 July 7:30 pm
Joy and sadness, love and loss, drama and humour: a captivating kaleidoscope of solo and duo pieces through the ages – by Purcell, J S Bach, Schubert, Saint-Saëns, Mahler, Ravel, Falla, Martinu, Shostakovich, Messiaen and Schnittke
After meeting in 2019, the two artists started their collaboration.
Their programs show a cross-section of the history of western music. It’s fascinating to listen, during the same concert, Purcell’s atmospheres and Britten’s cabaret songs, going from a Bach aria to a melodie by Messiaen. Particular attention is also for popular sounds in De Falla, Martinu, Ligeti as well, creating a huge variety of colors with the timbers that accordion can use to interact with the voice. The different eras and styles are always connected by the musical taste, through analogies or contrasts in the composers’ aesthetic.
Engagements this season include in Ryedale Festival, Wendover Music, Verbier Festival.