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Cello Unwrapped

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Guy Johnston & Joan Rodgers – Oxford Lieder: Russian Voices

Cello Unwrapped
Music / Friday, 12 May 2017 - 7:30pm / Hall One
£19.50 – £49.50 | Savers £9.50*

Rachmaninov Lied (Romance) in F minor for cello and piano

Arensky Six Romances, Op. 38

Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C, Op. 119

Viardot The Stars, VWV 1059

Scriabin Romance (1890)

Shostakovich ‘Romance’ and ‘Nocturne’ from the Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a

Shostakovich Seven Romances on Poems by Aleksandr Blok, Op. 127

Guy Johnston cello
Sophie Rosa violin

Joan Rodgers soprano
Michael Mofidian bass-baritone

Sholto Kynoch piano

Often compared to a human voice, the cello is a natural partner in song, as composers have long recognised. Here leading cellist Guy Johnston is joined by distinguished soprano Joan Rodgers in a Russian-themed programme which delves into the soulful songs of Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Arensky, and the cosmopolitan Pauline Viardot. Johnston will play two works dedicated to Rostropovich, Prokofiev’s bittersweet late Sonata, and Shostakovich’s visionary Romances on the poetry of Alexandr Blok, written for Rostropovich and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya.

Pre-concert talk: 6.45pm, St Pancras Room
Cellist and guest speaker Justin Pearson has established a fine instrument scheme for the Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain, and has helped many prominent cellists. He draws on long experience of instrument buying and of forming syndicates.

This concert is a co-promotion with Oxford Lieder.

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Photos: Guy Johnston © Ben Wright, Joan Rodgers