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Brahms, Dvorak, Moskowski & Mozart

Brahms: Hungarian Dances (selection)
Mozart: Piano Concerto in A K414
Moskowski: Spanish Dances Op.12 (selection)
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Op.81a

Fibonacci Sequence
Kathron Sturrock piano (director)
Gina McCormack violin - Catherine Yates violin - Yuko Inoue viola - Benjamin Hughes ‘cello) - Simon Callaghan piano

Conway Hall, 8 December 2012

Under Simon Callaghan's artistic direction, the Conway Hall Sunday Concerts are enjoying increasing audiences; one of the largest there in recent times tonight.

Callaghan joined Kathron Sturrock, founder/director of Fibonacci Sequence (we reviewed their first concert in 1994 !) for piano duets, which appealed strongly to the audience.

Kathleen explained that she needed to wear a trouser suit to avoid getting tangled up with her partner's feet in voluminous skirts, and we were also told that duettists need to be good friends for the Moskowski to cope with the intricacies of the crossings of the hands.

Kathleen Sturrock gave a very distinguished account of the Mozart concerto in the chamber version, which was probably performed far more often in early days in people's own homes than in orchestral concerts.

Peter Grahame Woolf

See also www.musicalpointers.co.uk/Fibonacci2011