Thomas Larcher and Friends

Sunday 9 Jun 2019 2:30pm

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

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Mark Padmore tenor
Thomas Larcher, Andrew West, Paul Lewis piano

Bach arr. Kurtág Chorales 12’
Thomas Larcher Poems for solo piano 18’
A Padmore Cycle 24’
And piano music by Schubert

An intimate recital by two of this year’s Artists in Residence. Thomas Larcher was inspired by Mark Padmore’s flexibility, clarity and expressive range to create a collection of hyper-expressive fragmentary little songs knitted together by the startling colours of a prepared piano. Larcher’s poems (played by the composer himself) are described as ‘pieces for pianists and other children’ and are as spritely, quirky and changeable as a child’s mood, with the coolly refined elegance of Kurtág’s Bach transcriptions for piano duet acting as a perfect counterweight.

Photo credit: Richard Haughton