CONCERT REVIEW: Antony and friends – Central Methodist Church, Todmorden – 14th October 2023


This concert featured Rachael Gibbon on clarinet and Will Mace on cello, as well as Antony Brannick on piano.

It began with Grieg’s emotive cello sonata (Op 36, A minor), with piano dialoguing with the rich-toned cello. Then clarinet and piano featured in Debussy’s subtle and haunting “The girl with the flaxen hair”. The last piece before the interval was an exuberant performance by solo clarinet of the first movement from Harvey’s Suite on Themes of Gershwin, using pieces of “I’ve Got Rhythm”.

After refreshments we heard all three instruments in Eberl’s Grand Trio (Op 36), a lively and assertive piece.

To get on the mailing list for these friendly and informal concerts, contact Antony on or 0161 665 3502. The next one is on December 9th.

Diana E Forrest
October 2023

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I came to Todmorden in 1979 with my record collection but have gradually become converted to live music