Flute recital featuring works by Cornish composers, sonatas by JS Bach and the Austro-German Erwin Schulhoff and three slow, contemplative works.
Saturday October 8th 6:30pm, Townshend Village Hall
Will Sleath, flute
Tim Carey, piano
JS Bach: Sonata in E-flat for flute & obbligato, BWV 1031 (1730)
Paul Schoenfield: Achat sha’alti (1985/1991)
Chris Best: Moonlighting – Homages quasi una fantasia Op. 39 No. 2 (2022) (world première)
JS Bach: Sonata in g minor for flute & obbligato, BWV 1020 (1734)
Samuel Barber: Canzone Op. 38a (1962)
Graham Fitkin: Frame (1991)
Otar Taktakishvili: Aria (1968)
Erwin Schulhoff: Sonata (1928)
Tickets £15, children £10
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This recital features two works by Cornish composers:
Moonlighting – flute & piano version of a piano work (op. 39) – is based on Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, paying homage to Reich, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Pärt et al.
Frame was originally for flute/sax & marimba, but marimba is here replaced by piano.
The two Bach sonatas are being realised on alto flute, to better reflect the traverso’s timbre and tessiture.
The Schoenfield is a flute & piano movement transcribed from a piano work, the Barber is a transcription of the second movement of his piano concerto and the Taktakishvili is from his flute sonata.
The sonata by Austro-Czech Erwin Schulhoff is a gem of the repertoire.
In the 30s Schulhoff and his works were blacklisted by the Nazis, and in 1941 he was deported to Wülzburg prison camp, where he subsequently died.
Will and Tim have performed together since the 90s.
Will is an experienced soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and ethnic-flutes specialist, having worked in Germany, Sweden and Britain. Currently a member of Cornish ensemble Kevos, he also appears as a soloist.
Tim is the doyen of flute accompanists, performing with major flautists worldwide and at prestigious international flute conferences. He additionally works in duos, plays orchestral piano and appears as a soloist.
Outside music, Tim and Will share a love of languages and Gewürztraminers.