Tickhill Music Society welcomed violinist Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux and pianist Thomas Kelly to perform on the brand-new floor of St Mary’s School hall. The Society is grateful to the Countess of Munster Musical Trust’s recital scheme for promoting these two talented performers.
A small but appreciative audience was entranced by their renditions of a wide variety of music by Mozart, Janacek and Brahms. (Surprisingly, the same composers featured in the previous weekend’s concert at Cast by Ensemble 360.) The ‘rarely performed’ Janacek Violin Sonata was performed twice that week in Doncaster! Those who heard both preferred the Tickhill version. Was that because the Czech inflections were better appreciated at a second hearing? Or was it this pair’s dramatic performance that made such sense of its story with the lyrical Ballada now belonging with the angry ripostes of the final Adagio?
The Mozart was a delicious starter matching finesse with witty aplomb – but it was the Brahms which supplied the main course of the evening. The so-called ‘Rain Sonata’ was suitably passionate, even despairing, leaving the audience a sense of having come through turmoil to achieve a kind of calm, just as Brahms intended.
So, another memorable evening ended all too soon. Next up, on Friday 14th January, Rosie Hood Trio perform English folk songs for Tickhill Music Society. The concert starts at 7.00pm at St Mary’s School. Please go along and help to keep live music alive in Tickhill. Admission is £12.00 on the door. Call 07776 022713 for more information.