NEWARK Music Club’s 70th anniversary season got off to a flying start with magical performances from violinist Tasmin Little and pianist Martin Roscoe. On at the Palace Theatre, Newark, on Friday, Tasmin wore sparkly gowns to mark the occasion.
The concert began with Kreisler’s moving Praeludium and Allegro. The emotional piece, firstly slow and stately, then fast and furious, had me in tears.
Schubert’s Sonatina in D Major was next — a joyous, happy, lively and bubbly piece — giving both musicians a chance to shine.
Beethoven’s Sonata Opus 12 No 3 in E Flat Major showed how inventive and creative he was at a young age. Although melodic, the piece danced along with fast fingerwork and scales. His Sonata Opus 23 No 4 in A Minor contains different moods and themes but was a delight to hear.
Franck’s Sonata In A Major was written in 1866 as a wedding gift. The piece depicts the bride, the groom, the marriage and even the peel of bells. This was classical music at its best. After rapturous applause there was a performance of Elgar’s Salut d’Amour as an encore