Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Audacious and captivating Schubert from Alice Neary & the Elias String Quartet - Proms at Cadogan Hall, PCM 8

Elias String Quartet
© Benjamin Ealovega
BBC Proms at ... Cadogan Hall, PCM8

Alice Neary (cello)
Elias String Quartet
Robin Ireland (viola)

Petroc Trelawny (presenter)

Monday 4 September

Cadogan Hall, London

Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D956

Alice Neary
'An expansive and audacious performance of the quintet, achieving a huge range of expression, from miniscule, fragile pianissimos, right through to full-blooded, even aggressive fortes'.

'Sara Bitlloch’s expressive but delicate first violin line, and Alice Neary’s precise pizzicato placing underneath perfectly sandwiched the slow harmonic tempo of the inner parts, creating that contradiction of movement and stasis at the same time'.

'A captivating and moving performance of a work that should never feel just safely beautiful'.

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.

No comments:

Post a Comment