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On the Shoulders of Giants
Saturday 13th February 2016 7.30pm @ Town Hall, Skipton
Raphael Wallfisch cello
Alexandra Keeley violin
Skipton Building Society Camerata
Ben Crick conductor
Internationally acclaimed cellist Raphael Wallfisch and rising star Alexandra Keeley are the soloists in this concert of music from 18th Century Austria and 20th Century Russia.
6.15pm A Necessary Evil?
Pre-concert talk by Dr Stephen Muir (University of Leeds) in conversation with Raphael Wallfisch on Shostakovich and the Soviet regime.
‘Originality is nothing but judicious imitation’ Voltaire
Influences that result in the creation of a masterpiece can be many and varied. In his Adagio and Fugue Mozart clearly drew on the great fugues of JS Bach whereas Prokofiev openly acknowledged the genius of Haydn when the Russian wrote his ‘Classical’ Symphony. The ‘Adélaïde’ Concerto was not discovered until 1933 and was long thought to be by Mozart but recent studies have suggested that it was actually by Marius Casadesus, the work’s 1933 ‘editor’ who was ‘inspired’ by the great man. Shostakovich wrote his First Cello Concerto soon after the death of Stalin, a man who had been a far from benign influence for the entirety of the composer’s life.
Tickets are available online, by phone, in person and on the door.
Phone: 0333 666 3366 Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm (£1.50 booking fee)
In Person: Skipton Tourist Information Centre, Skipton Town Hall, 49 High Street, Skipton BD23 1DT
Any remaining tickets will be available at the venue on the day of the concert 45 minutes before the concert starts (subject to availability).