2020

The third series of 'Winter Recitals Wallingford' took place between January and March 2020, at St. Mary-le-more.   As in previous years, there were three Chamber Music recitals by professional colleagues and one concert dedicated to talented young performers.

Winter Recitals this year raised money for two charities, the St. Mary's Church Organ Appeal and Sue Ryder; each received £1500.  

Many thanks to all who supported WRW20!!!

Performers 2020

Bryony Moody  Cello

George White  Viola

Peter Davis  Violin

Colette Salkeld  Clarinet

Saturday 18th January

The Four Seasons

Frank Bridge - Four Miniatures for Piano Trio

Mendelssohn - Piano Trio in D minor, op. 49

Piazzolla - The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Peter Davis violin

Bryony Moody cello

Anita D'Attellis piano

“The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” were composed in the 1960’s by Astor Piazzolla; they are inspired by the music of his native Argentina, with elements of jazz and classical music thrown in, to create a unique style of exuberant tango music.  Also on the programme, four delightful Miniatures by Frank Bridge, and the virtuosic and passionate Piano Trio in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn.

Saturday 8th February 

Beethoven Triple Bill

Sonata No 8 in C minor, op. 13 “Pathétique”

Sonata No. 21 in C major, op. 53 “Waldstein”    

Sonata No. 30 in E major, op. 109 

Anita D'Attellis piano

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Anita performed a Triple Bill of piano sonatas.  Each sonata was from a different period of Beethoven's musical life, from early to late, illustrating the remarkable progression of his compositional output. 

Saturday 22nd February 

Clarinet and Viola

Mozart - Trio in Eb major, K.498, 'Kegelstatt'

Schumann - Three Fantasy Pieces, op. 73

Rebecca Clarke - Morpheus

Bruch - Eight Pieces, op. 83

Colette Salkeld clarinet

George White viola

Anita D'Attellis piano

The unusual combination of clarinet and viola makes for a rare treat! Both instruments have sonorous and mellow qualities which complement each other extremely well.  The “Kegelstatt” Trio by Mozart is the first work written for the trio ensemble of clarinet, viola and piano; it is a masterpiece of Classical chamber music.  More than a century later, Max Bruch wrote “Eight Pieces” for the same trio combination, composing them for his son, a talented clarinettist; they are highly romantic and attractive works.

Bring on the Youth!

A special concert showcasing outstanding musicians from Queen Anne's School.

Saturday 7th March 

The programme included such delights as the Bruch and Mendelssohn violin concertos, the beautiful Élegié by Fauré and Lalo’s exciting Symphonie Espagnole, as well as music by J. S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Vivaldi and Chopin.

The eight performers joined ranks for the final encore, playing a beautiful arrangement of the 'Flower Duet' by Delibes.  

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