Simon Wallfisch (voice) & Iain Farrington (piano)

Saturday, 18 February 2023 - 7:30pm
All ticket purchases include one drink from the bar and one programme
£25 stalls / £30 gallery / £5 students

***PROGRAMME CHANGE***
Please note that there has been a change to this programme since the event was first published. Details are below and we will provide more detail soon! 

New Programme:
Songs and piano music by Mahler, Korngold, Brahms and Dvorak

 

OLD PROGRAMME:
Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Blumine (arr. Farrington)
Strauss Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 6
interspersed with Strauss songs (arr. Wallfisch for voice, cello and piano)

In many ways the work of the outstanding cellist and singer Simon Wallfisch has anticipated changes in our recent concert hall culture in response to the pandemic, which has placed a new emphasis on transcriptions of the large-scale works for small instrumental groups. In this unique evening of songs and orchestral transcriptions, Simon performs not only Mahler’s versions for voice and piano of his ‘Lieder  eines Fahrenden Gesellen’ and ‘Rückert Lieder’ but pianist Ian Farringdon’s version of ‘Blumine’, the discarded movement from Mahler’s First Symphony. They also perform Richard Strauss’s remarkable early cello sonata, which was written when the composer was only 19 and betrays the important formative influence of Mendelssohn’s instrumental music.

6.45pm: pre-concert talk by Iain Farrington and Martyn Harry

Two separate images of Simon and Iain