MiNM Programme 14 February 2021
Marcus Barcham-Stevens (Violin) and Christina Lawrie (Piano)
The Romantic Drawing Room: at home with Brahms, the Schumanns and Liszt
For our Music in New Malden programme for Valentine’s Day, we take a glimpse into the domestic repertoire conceived for the literary world of mid-19th-century Germany, rather than the concert hall. Robert and Clara Schumann are featured here, along with their close acquaintances, Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt.We are deeply grateful to violinist, Marcus Barcham-Stevens and his wife, the pianist Christina Lawrie for allowing us to screen a selection of their recent video recordings, made in London during lockdown.
Marcus may be familiar to some of our audience, as he is the violinist in Ensemble DeNOTE, which has frequently performed in our own concerts at Music in New Malden. Skilled as a period-instrument violinist (performing internationally with such groups as Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique), Marcus pursues a parallel career as a ‘modern’ violinist (holding Leadership and Co-Leadership positions with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia); he is also a composer. Following his B.Mus at Cambridge, he continued postgraduate violin studies at the GSMD with David Takeno.
Scottish pianist Christina Lawrie has performed as soloist in live BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland broadcasts, in the Grieg Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and in solo recitals for Wigmore Hall, Cheltenham Music Festival, Purcell Room, South Bank Centre and St. George’s, Bristol. She studied at Chethams, Manchester, Trinity College, Cambridge, and subsequently at the Royal College of Music.
Introduction by Christina and Marcus
Brahms 3 Hungarian Dances for Violin and Piano no. 6 in G major, no. 17 in E minor, no. 21 in A minor
Clara Schumann 3 Romances for violin and piano, Op. 22:Andante molto – Allegretto – Leidenschaftlich schnell
Burns song “My love is like a red red rose” arr. Christina Lawrie
Robert Schumann/ Franz Liszt Widmung for solo piano
Franz Schubert/Liszt “Liebesbotschaft” for solo piano Robert Schumann Violin Sonata nr.1 in A minor Op 105 Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck – Allegretto – Lebhaft