Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rachmaninoff at Noontime Concerts

Noontime Concerts, 10.23.2012 Noontime Concert at Old St. Mary's.I expected to hear the Shostakovich Viola Sonata at this noontime concert at Old St. Mary's, but there was an error on their calendar, & I instead heard a program of Rachmaninoff for the cello. Cellist Krisanthy Desby introduced the pieces: the short Lied, a love song by the teenaged Rachmaninoff, & the cello sonata, his last chamber work. Ms. Desby's playing was smooth & low-key. Pianist Hélène Wickett was a steady & musical accompanist. She had a brief wrestling match with the page-turner during the 1st movement. I enjoyed hearing the sonata's song-like Andante.

Krisanthy Desby, cello
Hélène Wickett, piano

Sergey Rachmaninoff: Lied
Sergey Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G minor for Cello & Piano, Op. 19

Tuesday, October 23 12:30 p.m.
Old St. Mary's

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