REVIEW: Skill belied youthfulness

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The Windmill Studio, Swineshead, Friday May 2012

Skilled, thoughtful musicianship were the hallmarks of a recital given recently by Kimon Parry (clarinet) and Tony Ingram (piano).

Centrepiece in their programme was the F minor Sonata by Brahms. This is a huge and technically difficult work but very rewarding musically. It was carried through with a maturity and aplomb which belied the youthfulness of this duo.

Framing the sonata were short contrasting works by Rachmaninov and Debussy, and to top and tail the evening we had the Sonatina by Joseph Horovitz, with its inevitable, for this composer, amusing quirky finale, and the ever-popular Romanian Folk Dances by Bartok.

Brian Moore