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Friends' Recital Hall
Queen Elizabeth's School
Queens Road



Ludwig Van BeethovenCello Sonata no.1 in F major, Op.5 no.1
Nadia Boulanger3 Pieces for Cello and Piano
Sergei RachmaninovSonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op.19


Ben Tarlton – cello
Robin Green – Piano

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Programme Note

Born in Wales, Ben Tarlton is one of the most exciting cellists in the UK. A recent performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time in the Barbican Hall was broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 and reviewed by The Guardian as ‘sensationally played’. Robin Green is a piano professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where Ben also teaches cello. Robin has a busy career as a soloist and chamber musician, and was recently described in Gramophone as "an intelligent and sensitive musician with a genuine flair for imaginative programming.”

That flair for programming comes across in this recital, where the duo traverse countries and centuries in their programme. Their first two works represent youthful composers in their twenties: Beethoven's sonata dates from 1796 when he was 25/26 and Boulanger's pieces from 1914 when she was 26/27. The latter half of the programme consists of Rachmaninoff's magnificent 1901 Sonata, famous for its wonderful interplay between the two performers, both treated as soloists here.

Ben Tarlton & Robin Green

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