Matthew Barley/Cellist

Music always wins.

Samuel Beckett

My most exotic programme…

Next Monday I play a very exotic programme in Portsmouth…well, exotic for me, which, in this case, is Schumann, Beethoven, Janacek and Brahms. I think it’s about 20 years since I have played a programme with nothing contemporary, electronic, Indian, Brazilian, improvised, or just generally weird. So it’s been a great joy to immerse myself in some of the greatest music ever written for cello and piano. I’m joined by Alasdair Beatson, (“Artistry incarnate – that was Beatson” Sunday Times) who is a truly magnificent pianist and musician, to explore the intimacies of Schumann, the lonely genius of late Beethoven, the ecstatic excesses of Janacek, and the sheer comforting beauty of Brahms. Part of the wonderful Music in the Round on Tour which is a great honour for me. Tickets here.

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