Etchingham Festival

Hugely enjoyable recital in the Etchingham Festival last night. Returning to the festival after last summer's first visit, it was a delight to be joined by Aoife Miskelly (soprano), John Slack (clarinet) and Matt Lowe (cello) this year. We presented a programme of Lieder by Schubert and Strauss, Schumann's Fantasiestücke with cello, English songs by Walton and Herbert, Schubert's sublime Shepherd on the Rock (for soprano, clarinet and piano), and ended with the Brahms clarinet trio. It's been a particular joy to perform the Brahms three times in the last six weeks – very differently each time!