Music at  ST MARY'S   Perivale

 

Tuesday 26 October 3.00 pm

Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown (piano duo)

 

Mozart: Sonata in C for piano duo K521 (17')
Allegro / Andante / Allegretto


Frederick Viner: Riffs on Seven (2018) (5')


Wagner: Good Friday Music from Parsifal transcr. Humperdinck (10')


Julian Jacobson  Palm Court Waltz (in memoriam Richard Rodney Bennett) (2013)

Poulenc:   Sonata for four hands
 (7')
Prelude / Rustique / Finale

Formed in 2011, the piano duo of Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown is now established as an ensemble of rare distinction, vitality and originality. Performances in London include St John's Smith Square, Fairfield Hall, Blackheath Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Markson's Bösendorfer series and Clapham Omnibus. The duo has been featured in the Lower Machen and Stow-in-the-Wold Festivals, at Manchester Art Gallery, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Chetham's School of Music and many other venues. Abroad they have appeared regularly in France including their Paris debut in November 2018, and twice at the Madeira PianoFest. They have given three highly acclaimed concerts at the Southbank Purcell Room, in 2014, 2015 and 2019. Their first recording was a CD of the music of Julian's father Maurice Jacobson for the Naxos/British Music Society label. In 2017 they released their first CD on the SOMM label, pairing Busoni's towering masterpiece the Fantasia contrappuntistica (easily the most compelling account I have ever heard Musical Opinion) with a collection of rare French, Italian and English works including premiere recordings of the duet version of Debussy's neglected ballet score Khamma and Anthony Herschel Hill's Nocturne for two pianos. In July this year they released their second CD for SOMM with music of Bernstein (the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story in John Musto's version for two pianos) and Gershwin, with Julian's virtuoso four-hands transcriptions of 'An American in Paris' and the Second Rhapsody (published by Bardic Edition) as well as Rhapsody in Blue. The CD has already received 5-star reviews. The duo continues to explore new and neglected repertoire alongside their commitment to the great classics of the repertoire.

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