Coffee Concert 28th January 2018 – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald

Coffee Concert: Amy Harman (bassoon), Adam Walker (flute), James Baillieu (piano) at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Sussex University, Sunday 28 January 2018 (11am).

Beethoven, Trio in G major WoO37 (c1786); Debussy, Syrinx for solo Flute(1913); Poulenc, Flute Sonata (1957); Dutilleux, Sarabande et Cortege or bassoon and piano (1942); Weber, Trio in G minor Op63 for Flute, Cello and Piano (1819) arr for flute, bassoon and piano.

The violin is the staple caffeine of the Coffee Concerts Continue reading “Coffee Concert 28th January 2018 – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald”

Coffee Concert 28th January 2018 – Review by Andrew Polmear

Amy Harman, bassoon, Adam Walker, flute, James Baillieu, piano

I was looking forward to this concert with mixed feelings. Half the concert was to be not chamber music but recital: flute, or flute and piano, or bassoon and piano, rather than trios. And the combination of flute, bassoon and piano is not one made in heaven Continue reading “Coffee Concert 28th January 2018 – Review by Andrew Polmear”

Coffee Concert 17th December 2017 – Zemlinsky Quartet – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald

Welcome, the excitement of a Slavic string quartet! It’s exactly two years since the last one at the Coffee Concerts – then the Bennewitz Quartet, fellow Czechs of the Zemlinsky Quartet who today flew Continue reading “Coffee Concert 17th December 2017 – Zemlinsky Quartet – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald”

Coffee Concert 17th December 2017 – Zemlinsky Quartet – Review by Andrew Polmear

The Zemlinsky flew in from Prague to give this concert and flew home again afterwards. From the audience’s point of view it was worth Continue reading “Coffee Concert 17th December 2017 – Zemlinsky Quartet – Review by Andrew Polmear”

Coffee Concert 26th November 2017 – Castalian Quartet – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald

As a vastly contrasting interlude between intensely original late quartets by the world’s two quartet masters of the classical period, 18 French minutes of string effects-driven sound exploration into the atmosphere of night signalled exciting Continue reading “Coffee Concert 26th November 2017 – Castalian Quartet – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald”

Coffee Concert 26th November 2017 – Castalian Quartet – Review by Andrew Polmear

I’ve reviewed two previous concerts by the Castalian Quartet for Strings Attached. In 2012, with a different leader, there was the excitement of a new Continue reading “Coffee Concert 26th November 2017 – Castalian Quartet – Review by Andrew Polmear”