ANAM Recitals enable each musician to make their own personal musical statement, through performance, repertoire and presentation.
Works for viola, originally for other instruments.
Though there is a substantial set of repertoire written specifically for our instrument, violists more often find themselves playing chamber or orchestral music and quite rightly fall in love with these works. This recital features three such works by Prokofiev, Pärt and JS Bach. Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, originally for orchestra, has been arranged by Russian violist Vadim Borisovsky for viola and piano. This smaller reduction has all the charm and character of the original, but in a more intimate scale that highlights Prokofiev's deep expressivity. The second piece, Spiegel im Spiegel, is written for violin and piano, but the violin is very often replaced by another melodic instrument. This beautiful meditation on the F major scale is well-known for its simplicity and subtlety, and always evokes a sense of calm and mindfulness. To finish the programme, I have arranged JS Bach's Third Cello Suite for string ensemble in the style of Bach. The solo music of JS Bach is known for its ingenuity in implying voices that aren't present - this arrangement seeks to understand that genius by realising these implications with eleven other string musicians and a harpsichord. I would love for you to join me in exploring these three very different yet equally intriguing pieces.
PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet: Suite for viola and piano
PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel
JS BACH Cello Suite no. 3 in C major BWV1009 arr. string ensemble
Jared Yapp WA viola
Leigh Harrold piano/harpsichord
Music Discussion Group
Following this Recital, buy a coffee and relax with like-minded ANAM supporters at Emerald Hill Café, 189 Bank St, to discuss the music you have heard.
Photo by Pia Johnson