Bach, Britten & Shostakovich NB Change of artist and programme
9 May 2013 / 13:00
LSO St Luke’s
Tickets: £10 (£9 concessions)
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Britten Suite No 1 for solo cello, Op 72 Bach Suite No 6 in D major for solo cello BWV1012
Alban Gerhardt cello
Bach’s cello suites demonstrate the level of sheer invention that their creator brought to his instrumental music, encompassing a vast spectrum of colours and moods. In this concert they are placed alongside cello suites by Benjamin Britten; unlike Bach’s, Britten’s movements are not drawn from the traditional French Suite, and feature everything from fugues and marches to folksong.
Change of artist Daniel Müller-Schott has had to withdraw from today’s Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert due to injury. We are most grateful to cellist Alban Gerhardt for agreeing to appear at short notice. The programme is very slightly revised from that originally published.