Old Hall, Old College | £14 (£12) | 1:30PM
Lisa Nelsen (flute), Paul Turner (piano)
J S Bach Sonata in G Minor, BWV1020
Luke Whitlock Flute Sonata, Op 9
Copland Duo for flute and piano
Bach’s flute sonata in G minor is surrounded by doubt. It is unclear whether it was originally written for violin or for flute and it is also unclear whether it was written by Johann Sebastian or by his second son Carl Philip Emmanuel. Fascinating though the discussion of these issues is, they don’t diminish one whit the attractiveness of this sonata.
Luke Whitlock was born in Exeter in 1978. As well as being a composer, he is a BBC Radio producer. His flute sonata is a lyrical work in traditional idiom. It has recently been recorded on the Divine Art label.
Aaron Copland’s duo for flute and piano was written in 1971, as a result of a commission from pupils and friends of the long-time principal flautist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, William Kincaid. It is an accessible work that harks back to the popular works of Copland’s middle years.
Lisa Nelsen is internationally recognised for her versatility as a flute soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, educator and ensemble coach, and mentor in performance practices. Paul Turner is an experienced recitalist and has appeared at London’s leading venues and major UK festivals. He has given concerts in Europe and South America and worked with eminent singers and instrumentalists. At the Royal Academy of Music he won the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize.
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