Close Partnership in Action
J S Bach, Shostakovich, Oliver Davis and Brahms
from Katherine Jenkinson and Alison Farr,
enjoyed by MIKE WHEELER
Derby Chamber Music's new season started with a return visit from its patron, cellist Katherine Jenkinson, and her regular pianist partner, Alison Farr (Multi-Faith Centre, Derby University, Derby, UK, 7 October 2016). The programme had a satisfyingly circular shape, starting with J S Bach and ending with Brahms in Bach mode.
In Bach's solo cello Suite No 4 the Prelude felt a bit cautious, but once we were into the dances everything was fine — lively and spirited in the Allemande and Courante, followed by a beautifully poised Sarabande, and an alert pair of Bourrés, while the concluding Gigue positively skipped along...
Copyright © 13 October 2016