Cellist and baritone Matthew Sharp joins concert pianist Viv McLean for a concert exploring the musical world of Robert and Clara Schumann and the composer Johannes Brahms, who was a close friend.
Schumann’s great song cycle Dichterliebe (‘A Poet’s Love’) was written when he was separated from his beloved Clara, and celebrates their happiness and togetherness. Clara Schumann’s Romances were written for her and the violinist Joseph Joachim to perform together, and are lovely, private pieces, tinged with poignancy. Meanwhile, passion defiance and pathos rule in Brahms’ second Cello Sonata
Robert Schumann – Dichterliebe
Clara Schumann – Three Romances Op. 22
Johannes Brahms – Sonata for Cello, No. 2 in F Op. 99
Tickets £15 in advance / £18 on the door
Praise for Matthew Sharp and Viv McLean:
“an extraordinary cellist – charismatic, virtuosic, brimming with verve and poetry.” – The Times
“Extraordinary originality, superb simplicity, and fingers of steel hidden behind muscles of velvet.” – Le Monde, Paris
7 Star Arts’ IconoClassics series presents classical music in the iconic Jazz Room at the Bull’s Head, a venue more usually associated with the genre of music from which it takes its name. The small size of the Jazz Room creates a very special, intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy music, and audience members have the opportunity to meet the performers after the concert and mingle with other concert-goers.