Friday 27th August: Paul Gregory (guitar) and Rachel Firmager (cello) – ‘Song of the Birds’

Paul and Rachel will present a concert of works by Schubert and Gnattali and Paul’s own arrangement of Song of the Birds, the magical Catalan folk song made famous by Pablo Casals. Schubert wrote his beautiful A Minor Sonata for the arpeggione, an unusual 6 stringed instrument not unlike a bowed guitar; here we combine the cello with the guitar. Gnattali published his colourful Sonata for Cello and Guitar in 1969, putting a modern twist on elements of Brazilian traditional music.