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Cellist Leo Popplewell performs Stephen Dodgson’s Partita at a Bach-themed recital forming part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.
‘My idea was to explore the influence of Bach on twentieth-century solo cello repertoire. Stephen Dodgson’s Partita from 1985 draws upon Bach’s language through the lens of Benjamin Britten, whose three suites from the latter half of the twentieth century form a staple of the modern cello repertoire. Renowned for his prowess in musical invention, Bach’s motivic efficiency is explored in Elliott Carter’s Figment from 1994, a six-minute work encompassing a vast range of musical colours whilst based thematically on a single musical idea.’
The recital takes place in the atmospheric setting of the memorial building at Cambridge’s American Cemetery on Madingley Hill.
Leo Popplewell cello
Casals El Cant del Ocells (Song of the Birds)
Stephen Dodgson Partita
Elliott Carter Figment
JS Bach Suite No.6 in D major
Further details at http://cambridgesummermusic.co.uk/leo-popplewell/