David Matthews 8 Duos Croft Sonata for two violins Rawsthorne Theme and Variations John McCabe Spielend Moeran Sonata for two violins Jim Aitchison Syruw
Philippa Mo violin Harriet Mackenzie violin
The unique violin duo Retorica will perform an exciting programme celebrating their debut CD launch with major British duos from Moeran and Rawsthorne to contemporary works written for Retorica. Given two identical instruments, the composers are challenged to vary colour and texture. They succeed with rhythmic energy, harmonic sophistication, beauty and wit, whilst also responding to the English Pastoral tradition.
Free pre-concert talk 6.45pm, Jerwood Hall with John McCabe, David Matthews and Jim Aitchison
Promoted by LOE Ltd
Supported by NMC Recordings Ltd, The RVW Trust, the Rawsthorne trust and the John Ireland Charitable Trust
For this special concert, Retorica will wear dresses designed by HIROKO KOSHINO