Hommage à Robert Schumann
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Robert Schumann's Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola and piano, stormy and tender, set the mood for Gyrgy Kurtg's deeply-felt Hommage to R.Sch: a work rich in allusions to the romantic composer's fantastical alter egos Master Raro, Eusebius and Florestan. The programme concludes with Aram Khachaturian's exuberant Trio for clarinet, violin and piano, based on Middle Eastern folk melodies. Alex South... hedonistic verve (Scotsman). Feargus Hetherington's thoughtful and intelligent interpretation... displayed his exquisitely virtuosic technique and shrewd musical artistry Herald. Pianist Oliver Rundell sparkled (Herald). www.ollyandalex.com, www.feargushetherington.com