"...dazzlingly good chamber ensemble…
exuberantly expressive, intimate style…
gorgeously idiomatic playing’
The Times
Thursday 11 Mar 2010 7:30 PM

The Forge, new venue in N London
clarinet and piano with guest artist Ann Mackay, soprano

Kathron Sturrock and Julian Farrell join forces with soprano Ann Mackay for a short recital, starting appropriately with Purcell's 'Music for a While', and finishing with Schubert's delectable 'Shepherd on the Rock'. At the heart of the programme, works by Finzi and Lutoslawski for clarinet and piano embrace songs by Mozart and Strauss: Ann Mackay, early in her career, appeared in Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's classes, where Kathron was the regular accompanist...these songs bring back to them wonderful memories of working with 'Madame'.
Purcell Music for a While

Finzi Prelude, Carol and Fughetta
from 5 Bagatelles for clarinet and piano

Mozart Das Veilchen
Dans un bois solitaire

Strauss Ich schwebe
Die Nacht
Schlagende Herzen

Lutoslawski Dance Preludes for clarinet and piano

Schubert Shepherd on the Rock for soprano, clarinet and piano

Kathron Sturrock piano

The Forge