Young musicians excel in recital
23 May 2016
On Wednesday 18 May, we were treated to some wonderful woodwind and brass playing by two of Oakham’s young music scholars. Oboist Rupert Fell opened the concert with the expressive Andante from Vivaldi’s Sonata in C minor, but soon delved into a virtuosic Allegro. This movement demands secure knowledge of scales and tests the performer’s technique, and Rupert thrilled us with his flamboyancy. He followed this with a lyrical Cavatine by Coste. This was well-controlled and demonstrated Rupert’s natural flair for phrasing and his ability to exploit the different colours the oboe can deliver.
The second half of the recital saw Freddie Buchanan charm us with a delightful Trumpet Sonata by Hansen. The first movement, Allegro con brio, contained lots of fanfare themes, and Freddie projected these wonderfully, filling the church with sound. The Andante con espressione was full of delicate phrases and Freddie captured these lyrical lines beautifully. To finish, we heard a spritely Allegro con anima which was a joy to hear, and once again the essence of the movement was performed brilliantly.
Congratulations to both Freddie and Rupert for a fine recital.