Masterworks Concert 67

Masterworks Concert 67
Performers
Joy Lisney cello
James Lisney piano

Repertoire
JS Bach: Sonata in D for viola da gamba & keyboard, BWV.1028
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65

Interval
JS Bach: Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV.1004 arr. Joy Lisney for cello
Brahms: Violin Sonata No.1, Op.78 transc. in D for cello & piano

Bach’s awe-inspiring Chaconne takes centre stage in a programme with Brahms and Chopin from one of the UK’s most exciting cello and piano duos.

When Johannes Brahms stumbled upon Bach’s Chaconne in 1877, he couldn’t believe his eyes: ‘On one stave, for a small instrument, the man writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings. If I imagined that I could have created, even conceived the piece, I am quite certain that the excess of excitement and earth-shattering experience would have driven me out of my mind.’

Cellist Joy Lisney’s transcription of this work is a tour-de-force of instrumental ingenuity, musicianship and virtuosity.

The programme concludes with Brahms’ Regensonate in D; an intensely nostalgic work that Clara Schumann described as ‘blissful’ and ‘melancholic’ – music that she wanted to accompany her ‘at that passage from here to eternity’.

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Wednesday 8th May 2019 - 7:30pm

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Wednesday 8th May 2019

Venue: Pittville Pump Room
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