A performance of Frank Bridge’s Scherzo for cello and piano, with Craig White on piano. This piece really satisfying to play and has a real playful, cheeky character which I enjoy attempting to inhabit. I learned it during a difficult period of mental illness, and I remember it making me feel so much more free as I explored colours and shapes within its structure.
Walton is probably my favourite composer of all time!! There’s something about the harmony and risk within his distinctive musical voice that captures me. I am especially interested in his choral music, but his cello concerto is very difficult to get ‘sick’ of. I have found it quite easy to forget, due to it being so complex and repetitive with slight variation. I think I will return to this piece again and again because it really speaks to me like to other.