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Beethoven Violoncello And Piano Cycle 1 (Anne-Isabel Meyer And Peter Croser)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Close your eyes and give yourself over to this masterful rendering of Beethoven’s earliest compositions. Take care, though, not to close them for too long, for fear of missing the heart-warming sight of the musicians’ appreciative faces and genuine zeal for the pieces being performed; or even the Gothic church venue, with its glistening windows and golden trickles of sunlight seeping through, so appropriately suited to the gentle melody. All this combined whisks the audience away on an hour’s journey of majestic 18th Century delight. Though at times I found myself craving the more renowned pieces of Beethoven’s musical genius, this cycle was a stimulating luxury nonetheless, as it provided a genteel route of escapism from Festival madness.

St Andrew’s and St George’s West, 16 Aug, 2.30pm (3.30pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp196.
tw rating 4/5