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Coffee Concert 19th March 2017 – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald

What’s it like to be early middle-aged French, and needing to rehearse after breakfast then perform at 11am on a Sunday at a chamber music concert in an English university venue in front of 208 eagerly awaiting people? That’s the boat Continue reading “Coffee Concert 19th March 2017 – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald”

Coffee Concert 19th March 2017 Part 2 – Review by Guy Richardson

Schubert Piano Trio No 2 in E flat major D.929

Having heard a performance two days previously of Schubert’s Piano Trio No 1 in B flat in Lewes, it was fascinating to her this, his second piano trio, a work I wasn’t familiar with. A lot of commentaries sing the praises of the B flat trio and are a little patronising about the E flat, even though Continue reading “Coffee Concert 19th March 2017 Part 2 – Review by Guy Richardson”

Coffee Concert 19th March 2017 Part 1 – Review by Helen Simpson

Trio Wanderer

This morning’s concert  brought the season at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts to a close.  The audience has grown noticeably  this year and today’s stunning performance was given in an atmosphere of Continue reading “Coffee Concert 19th March 2017 Part 1 – Review by Helen Simpson”

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

Here’s one for the psychologists. Does the combination of two women and two men comprising an ensemble promise perfect balance? Abba analysers might warn the ideal result could be temporary, although the pop music industry with its high casualty rate, Continue reading “Coffee Concert 26th February 2017 – Castalian Quartet – Review by Richard Amey, Worthing Herald”

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

To stand out among the extraordinary wealth of excellent quartets now playing, a new quartet has to have something unique. When the Castalian played for our launch concert in 2012 they were excellent but Continue reading “Coffee Concert 26th February 2017 – Castalian Quartet – Review by Andrew Polmear”