An Accomplished Horn Recital
After the first concert given by Director of Music, Peter Davis, playing piano and organ, we were delighted to have our first student recital of the year. Joshua Davis gave a polished horn recital of music by Gaetano Donizetti and Peter Davis.
Written in early nineteenth-century Italy, Donizetti’s Concerto for Horn has much in common with the grace of Mozart’s popular horn concertos. Joshua matched the finesse and elegance of the style, allowing both the lyricism of the Andante and the clarity of the Allegro to come through. His performance of Davis’ Triptyque was engaging and entertaining; Joshua maximised the piece’s contrasts, with its strident, fanfare opening, cantabile middle movement and spirited finale.
Joshua’s performance was assured, and it was a joy to hear an engaging programme and polished performance. We’re really looking forward to next week’s recital where Findlay Marsh will be performing Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor.
A recording and programme from the concert can be found at: Music at Lunchtime – Oakham School.