Cello and Piano: Adrian Brendel and Joanna MacGregor

Venue Great Hall

Running time 90

Artists: Adrian Brendel cello, Anthony Kondo cello, Joanna MacGregor piano


Central Rake (Downstairs) £20 | Students and U16 £10

Bench Seat (Balcony or Downstairs) £15 | Students and U16 £7.50

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Next date 12th August 7:45 pm

About this event

Adrian Brendel and Joanna MacGregor are perfectly matched in bold musicianship, technical virtuosity and personality, and their concerts for Dartington are always exciting.

They meet again with a fresh programme connected to the great Russian cellist ‘Slava’ Rostropovich, who premiered Britten’s mighty cello sonata, and revelled in Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, movements from the ballet Pulcinella.

By way of an appetiser, Adrian is joined for two sparkling duo pieces by the Hermès Quartet’s cellist, Anthony Kondo.

Boccherini Sonata in C for two cellos
Couperin Pièces en Concert for two cellos
Bridge Cello Sonata in D minor
Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Britten Cello Sonata Op.65

Don’t miss:
Joanna MacGregor playing Brahms, Ginastera and Beethoven’s Appassionata on 7 August
Quatuor Hermès on 11 August
Thomas Gould and Friends on 14 August
Quatuor Hermès playing Schubert with Adrian Brendel on 15 August
Heath Quartet on 19 and 23 August

One of the most versatile and original cellists of his generation, Adrian Brendel has travelled the world as soloist, collaborator and teacher. His early immersion in the core classical repertoire inspired an enduring fascination that has led to encounters with many fine musicians at the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls. His discovery of contemporary music through the works of Kurtag, Kagel and Ligeti in his teenage years opened a new and vital avenue that he continues to explore with huge enthusiasm alongside his passion for jazz and world music

Joanna MacGregor, the Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School & Festival, is one of the world’s most innovative musicians, appearing as a concert pianist, curator, and collaborator. Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Professor of the University of London, she has performed in more than eighty countries.

MacGregor’s verve, energy and astounding technique are always at the service of the music and never vice versa. Her ability to inhabit so many sound worlds with the same intensity and commitment is profoundly impressive. – BBC Classical Review

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