All of this morning’s pieces are late works by their composers, but how different each is – from Schumann’s fairytale-inspired miniatures to one of the greatest of Brahms’s Indian summer of chamber works, before we hear Shostakovich’s final work, with its ghostly echoes of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata. It is a pleasure to welcome back two familiar festival friends to prepare us for our Shostakovich Day tomorrow.
Schumann Märchenbilder for viola and piano, Op.113 14¾’
Brahms Viola Sonata in F minor, Op.120 No.1 22¾’
Shostakovich Viola Sonata in C major, Op.147 32’
Garfield Jackson was born in London into a family of jazz trumpet players with a wide-ranging appreciation of music. He began violin studies at the age of seven with Beryl Morreau, a viola student of Lionel Tertis and a founder member of the McNaghten String Quartet.
Duncan Glenday enjoys a busy and varied performing career as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Since completing his studies he has performed over 300 concerts throughout the UK for music societies, major venues and festivals.