Music in Allendale
It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of Music in Allendale's 2020 series of chamber concerts. It is a bitter disappointment to us since we were anticipating a particularly fine programme this year, involving favourite performers from past seasons. We appreciate that you will be similarly disappointed but in the circumstances there is no alternative to cancellation. We hope that your health and livelihood will not suffer too much during this difficult time and that we will be able to resume our association with you in the not too distant future.
In the meantime keep listening & support our wonderful performers at this difficult time. Martino Tirimo, who was due to play here in May, has recently recorded the complete piano works of Beethoven - an acclaimed set of 16 CD's. The Piatti Quartet (our proposed June concert) have recently issued a CD of British music with the title 'Albion refracted' on the Champs Hill label. Their catalogue also includes chamber versions of three Mozart piano concertos - this has received enthusiastic reviews. The Fitzwilliam Quartet's recent recordings include Schubert's A minor & D minor quartets & three Shostakovich quartets - no's 13, 14 & 15. Finally the Heath Quartet's recordings of the complete quartets of Tippett
& Bartok continue to top the charts.
You might also like to respond to this message from the Piatti Quartet:Dear Friends,
We all know these are unprecedented times. Sadly, self employed musicians find themselves effectively in an immediate redundancy, and scarily so for the foreseeable future, with no help to fall back on from the government.
As many of you were going to see us soon on stage somewhere, we are writing to ask you whether you would be interested in sending us a small donation (£10 minimum - less than a concert ticket!) to be able to view us playing in your own home in an exclusive video.
On this never released video we are playing Brahms c minor quartet op.51 no.1.
Please write back if you are interested in this and we will send our bank details/ or address for a cheque and in return you will receive a link to your virtual house concert.
In the mean time that we see you at a concert soon we wish you to stay safe, stay indoors and keep the importance of live music when we get out of this high in the spirits.
With all good wishes,
The Piatti Quartet