LIVE REVIEW: Antony and friends, Central Methodist Church, Todmorden, 21st July 2018


This concert featured additional players Bob Shaw on French horn and Tim Benjamin on piano and violin, and a first performance of Tim Benjamin’s composition, “The Invisible Man”.

There were also pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Elgar, and less well known composers. Antony Brannick on piano gave us a warm and sensuous “Nocturno” (op 7) by Franz Strauss.

Bob Shaw and Tim Benjamin on piano gave the premiere of “The Invisible Man”, inspired by a sculpture of a homeless man sleeping on the pavement. This was an innovative piece, with contrasting parts for the two musicians, which conveyed a sense of loneliness and obscurity, expressed especially in the fadeout ending.

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