Alexander Baillie & Nigel Yandell

Alexander Baillie & Nigel Yandell

Alexander Baillie (cello)
Nigel Yandell (piano)

6:00pm & 8:00pm, £16, Free for 25's and Under


Delius Cello Sonata (1916)
Debussy Cello Sonata L.135
Janáček Pohádka (Fairy Tale)
Martinu Seven Arabesques

Concert duration 1 hour

This performance will take place twice

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The concert begins with purest nostalgia in Delius’s short sonata. A rich and colourful impressionistic piece in the English pastoral tradition, the single movement gently draws the listener into a thoughtful and atmospheric stream of consciousness, evoking moods of times gone by. Then a familiar masterpiece - Debussy’s cello sonata – powerful ideas which have inspired composers all down, the years, thrilled cellists, and left listeners fascinated and moved.

Next, to the heart of Europe. A unique and charming miniature by Janacek – the Fairy Tale (Pohadka) Here is some of Janacek's most original and provocative music, inspired by Russian poetry - deeply touching, yet disarmingly simple.

A surprise to end with - Martinu’s Seven Arabesques. This largely undiscovered treasure is a set of rarely-played short pieces, ranging from searingly expressive elegies to jazzy spiky dance numbers, ending the concert in a light-hearted and optimistic mood.

Cambridge Summer Music thanks the Delius Trust for its generous financial support of this performance.

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