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Piano Duo (page 94)
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Music Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Schubert: Grand Duo
Performers Margaret Wakeford and Simon Coverdale
Venue St. Vincent's Chapel (Venue 36)
Address St. Stephen's Street
Reviewer Angus Tully

This Edinburgh husband and wife team prove that a working relationship can be successful one. It would need to be too as their programme; Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Schubert's Grand Duo could test anyone's patience! The Ravel was nothing less than enchanting, with lyrical lines and moments that are reminiscent of much of Debussy's music, and the pace was judged absolutely to perfection.

The Schubert Grand Duo, is a work of Symphonic proportions (it exceeded 45minutes), and indeed it may even have been intended as a symphony but was never orchestrated. It is a work that is perhaps of a autobiographical nature and throughout the five movements, Wakeford and Coverdale captured many of the images and colours which make up such an important part of this piece.

The talent and ability of these two performers is not in doubt; however, what maybe let them down was the length of their programme, as the Schubert alone would have been more than enough for the enthused fans. Nevertheless, who wants to complain when the performance was first-rate!
© Angus Tully. 17 August 2002.

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