Sunday 8 October at 3pm, New Malden Methodist Church.
It’s a bit special. Ursula Paludan Monberg and John Irving will be performing three rarely-heard early 19th-century showpieces for horn and piano by two of the great virtuosos of their age: Carl Czerny and Jacques-Francois Gallay. These pieces are not quite unplayable…
They have created a little VIDEO to introduce things.
Lurking behind it all is Franz Schubert, whose songs and piano works provided the inspiration for Czerny’s Fantasie Brillante with which Ursula and John end their programme. Czerny built his mammoth fantasy on themes by Schubert creatively reimagining a handful of Schubert’s most popular themes (from songs, opera, and a well-known piano duet), and ending with a set of variations on one of Schubert’s best-loved songs, The Trout.
To calm things down from time to time, there will be three solo piano works by Schubert, taken from the Moments Musicaux of 1823.
And if you’re exhausted just watching and listening to these pieces afterwards, then you can join Ursula and John for a reviving cup of tea and cake in the welcome area, as usual!
Nominated Charity for this concert: Royal National Institute for the Blind