Raphael Wallfisch & John York
Raphael Wallfisch, cello
John York, piano
About the show
Beethoven Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute
Schubert Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’, D821
Franck Cello Sonata in A major
In this, their 35th anniversary year of partnership, it is a great joy to welcome Raphael and John back to Buxton with a programme of great works for cello and piano. Raphael Wallfisch has probably produced more recordings than any other cellist with a repertoire that is truly broad, and an especial passion for commissioning and playing British concertos from all the great composers of today and earlier in the 20th century. He breathes music, coming from an intensely musical background which surrounded him as a child. His interpretations always have sensitivity and power, musicality and intellect. But it is his partnership with the virtuosic John York over such a long period that will open one’s ears afresh to the charming Beethoven variations, the evergreen Arpeggione and utterly romantic Franck sonata.