Exuberance in Reserve
A wide-ranging programme from
Christopher Stripp and Lucy Colquhoun,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
Clarinettist Christopher Stripp and pianist Lucy Colquhoun have fine track-records as individual players; as a duo they have evidently built up considerable rapport.
Their wide-ranging programme (Derby Chamber Music, Multi-Faith Centre, Derby University, 17 October 2014) opened with Saint-Saëns' Clarinet Sonata, one of the three wind sonatas he wrote in the very last year of his life. Its combination of warmth, mellowness and wisdom was handled with a lucidity and deftness that threw the dark opening of the third movement into relief...
Copyright © 29 October 2014