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Ensemble

Total Rapport

Jonathan Dormand and Marisa Gupta's
Fauré, Brahms and Prokofiev
impress MIKE WHEELER

 

Fauré is in an unexpectedly spiky mood in the first movement of his Cello Sonata No 1. Cello and piano duo Jonathan Dormand and Marisa Gupta, two players in total rapport throughout the evening (Derby Chamber Music, Multi-Faith Centre, Derby University, Derby, UK, 12 October 2012), projected both the familiar and unfamiliar sides of the composer, with liquid smoothness where needed, as well as pointing up those moments where he almost seems to be keeping up with late Debussy. They caught the second movement's melancholy poise, conveying a sense of the music as an unbroken arc...

Copyright © 20 October 2012 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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DERBY CHAMBER MUSIC

MULTI-FAITH CENTRE

DERBY UNIVERSITY

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

GABRIEL FAURE

JOHANNES BRAHMS

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

CHAMBER MUSIC

CELLO MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

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