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Baermann, Brahms, Mozart & Prokofiev

Fibonacci Sequence
Julian Farrell clarinet
Gina McCormack violin
Helen Paterson violin
Yuko Inoue viola
Richard Jenkinson cello
Kathron Sturrock piano

Conway Hall, London, 6.30 p.m. 16 December 2012

This last concert of the year at Conway Hall was a very special event, and attracted an uncommonly near-full house.

Founder Kathron Sturrock [above] gave an immaculate account of the best of Mozart's piano quartets, which has doubtless been in her repertoire for decades.

After a "mulled wine" festive interval, we were regaled with as fine and involving a performance of the Brahms quintet for strings and clarinet (I purposely chose that ordering) as I have heard through half a century and more, since the Busch Quartet with Kell (1937), a lifelong favourite in my collection.

If you enjoyed the starter - Prokfiev Overture on Hebrew Themes (Fibonacci Sequences always programmes novelties alongside 'standards') - or arrived late (London transport chaos...) - it is to be found in the same chamber version
on YouTube, of course !

Do support next year's Sunday series if you're within range of Holborn?

6.30 is a good time for a concert, and would be so on weekdays too at other venues for people who might like to avoid the rush hour and get home at a reasonable time; worth thinking about?

Peter Grahame Woolf