Monday 13 March 7.30pm St Mary's
Viola & Piano Recital
Timothy Ridout, Viola
James Baillieu, Piano
Clarke Viola Sonata
Bloch Suite 1919
Schumann Ich Stand in Dunklen Traumen
Concert Patron: Paul Phillips in honour of his late mother, Pamela Harrison, composer
Rebecca Clarke achieved what she called “my one little whiff of success” in 1919 when her viola Sonata tied for first place in a competition sponsored by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, the other piece being Bloch’s 1919 Suite. Both pieces have become two of the most loved of repertoire for both audiences and players. Who would have known this brief moment in time would have such an impact?
The Schumann household tells the story of two fascinating musical environments, the repression a female composer faced in 19th Century Germany and the complex relationship between her husband, Robert and their great family friend, Brahms.
Timothy Ridout, a BBC New Generation Artist and Borletti-Buitoni Trust fellow, is one of the most sought-after violists of his generation. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. He plays on a viola by Peregrino di Zanetto c.1565–75 on loan from a generous patron of Beare’s International Violin Society.
James Baillieu is one of the leading song and chamber music pianists of his generation. He has given solo and chamber recitals throughout the world and collaborates with a wide range of singers and instrumentalists.