Friday 15 September 1:00pm – 2:00pm
£15.00 (18 and under free)
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Venue: Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York

Cello Recital

Tim Lowe Cello
Katya Apekisheva Piano

Beethoven 12 Variations on ‘See the conqu’ring hero comes’ from Handel’s oratorio
Judas Maccabaeus WoO 45.

Brahms Cello Sonata No.1 in E Minor, Op. 38

Tchaikovsky Nocturne for Cello and Piano, No. 4 from 6 pieces Op. 19
Valse sentimentale No. 6 from Six Morceaux, Op. 51

Schumann Adagio and Allegro Op. 70

For the opening event of the 2023 festival we welcome the festival’s Artistic Director and cellist, Tim Lowe who is joined by the celebrated Russian pianist Katya Apekisheva.

A young Beethoven, inspired by his favourite composer, wrote a companion piece to his two early cello sonatas. Brahms loved the golden glow and warmth of the cello, especially its deeply resonant voice with a special character of introspection. Op. 38 was the first duo sonata he allowed to be published. Tchaikovsky sings to us while Schumann, also in thrall to the sound of the cello, wrote a love song; unfolding and opening out before coming to complete stop, in peace, followed by an ecstatic outburst of happiness; Schumann showing us his most romantic face.

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Event Date: 15/09/2023 1:00 pm

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