ANAM Recitals enable each musician to make their own personal musical statement, through performance, repertoire and presentation.
From intimate solo Bach to lesser known English gems and folk-inspired chamber music
Come along to experience a varied program of delightful and dramatic works. Two movements from one of Bach’s famous cello suites contrast with works by rarely heard British composers Dale and Walker, the latter an accomplished pianist who played publicly with performers such as Casals and Joachim and privately with Albert Einstein. Dale’s Suite for Viola was composed for Lionel Tertis, with the second movement (Romance) in particular being commended in recent years as an underrated gem. I’m excited to be joined by friends to play my own transcription of the mysterious Song from Georgia, involving a simple tune ostensibly derived from Georgian folk music that undergoes a series of harmonic developments as the piece evolves. Finally you will hear Smetana’s String Quartet From My Life with Quartet Estelle, composed when the founding father of Czech music had tragically gone deaf.
JS BACH Selections from Cello Suite no. 2 in D minor BWV1008 arr. for viola
WALKER Viola Sonata op. 29
ANONYMOUS Song from Georgia arr. for 3 violas
DALE Romance from Suite for Viola and Piano
SMETANA String Quartet no. 1 in E minor, From My Life: movt 1
Dasha Auer VIC viola
Aidan Boase piano
Photo by Pia Johnson