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Clare Hammond plays new music by Robert Saxton,
plus J S Bach, Beethoven,
Szymanowski, Adès and Medtner,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

Nothing if not eclectic, Clare Hammond's programme (Derby Chamber Music, Multi-Faith Centre, Derby University, 22 April 2016) began with J S Bach's Toccata in D minor, BWV 913. The improvisatory quality she brought to the opening section threw in to relief the clean articulation and buoyancy of the two fugal movements, which were further heightened by an introspective approach to the intervening slow section.

At the Presteigne Festival in August this year Hammond is due to give the complete world premiere of Robert Saxton's Hortus Musicae 2, written for her, like Book 1...

Copyright © 8 May 2016 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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ROBERT SAXTON

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI

THOMAS ADES

NIKOLAI MEDTNER

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

PIANO MUSIC

MULTI-FAITH CENTRE

DERBY UNIVERSITY

DERBY

ENGLAND

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