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Review by Terry Keeler
Tanya Sweiry (Violin)
Manon Ablett (Piano)
Templewood, Northrepps 19th March 2012

These two young artists proved to be, despite their ages, at a very high standard of musical performance, displaying mature interpretations of all the works performed today. Beethoven’s Sonata No 8 in G Major Opus 30 written (1801-2), Schubert’s Rondo in B Minor (1826). After the interval Debussy’s Sonata in G Minor L140 full in rich harmonies and tone colours, mystery in using the whole tone scale creating an overall feeling of melancholy, perhaps understandably, as it was the last work he completed before his death; Enescu’s Sonata No 3 in A Minor Opus 25 written in 1926 in three movements portrayed musical pictures of the plight of oppressed people, trying to live in hope, waiting for salvation which didn’t happen – overall a musical impression of suffering with little joy ‘told’ through the wonderful skills of these two young artists at ‘Templewood’ today. Their inate musicality and interpretive qualities shone through this concert up to the very last notes played.

Terry Keeler
19/3/12