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J S Bach Allegro, Keyboard Concerto in D minor
Richard Birchall Alice in Wonderland
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Beethoven Allegro, Pathètique Sonata
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras no 1
The eight members of Cellophony have a long association with Cambridge Summer Music Festival and we are delighted to welcome them back with a wide-ranging programme of works written or transcribed for the cello. It includes Richard Birchall’s setting of Alice in Wonderland, composed for the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s work in 2015, narrated by James Thorpe-Woods.
“Fully at home in the cello’s world, Birchall brilliantly exploited the instrument’s facets, from autumnal melancholy and comic surprise to the percussive effect of scurrying fingers tapping the wood. I only wished the piece had been longer.” Geoff Brown, The Times