Ursula Smith (cello) Emiko Tadenuma (piano)
After finishing her MA at the Tokyo University of the Arts with the Premier Prix 'Ataka Award', Emiko Tadenuma moved to London to study with Maria Curcio. In 1983 she won the 3rd prize at the Munich International Competition for violin and piano duo together with her husband, Kazuki Sawa.In...
Ursula Smith studied with Ralph Kirshbaum at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and Aldo Parisot at Yale University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar and graduated with a Master of Music degree. Other teachers included Emma Ferrand and Kitty Peacock. She also participated in...
8.00pm Wednesday, 12 August 2015
£16 Unreserved Seating
Beethoven Twelve Variations in F major on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, Op.66 10’
Schumann Funf Stücke im Volkston, Op.102 17’
Dvořák Waldesruhe (Silent Woods), Op.68 No.5 6’
Dvořák Polonaise in A major 8’
Kodály Capriccio for solo cello 5’
Sibelius Malinconia, Op.20 13’
Fauré Sonata No.2 in G minor for cello and piano, Op.117 19’
For the third time in the festival, we hear Beethoven taking Mozart as his reference: this time it is Papageno’s song from Act II of The Magic Flute, with these variations composed for a visit to the Berlin court of cellist King Wilhelm II of Prussia. Despite profound deafness at the time of its composition, Fauré’s late sonata is filled with euphoria and a joy for life: even its slow movement, originally a funeral march for wind band commemorating the centenary of Napoleon’s death, is uplifting and positive in mood. Cellists must be ever thankful for Schumann and Dvořák’s great contributions to their chamber and concerto repertoire.
Piano kindly provided by Grange-over-Sands & District Concert Club