Last Sunday Christ Church St Laurence was the venue for an elegant, elevated and educatedexcursion into the music of Schumann, Bruch and Brahms.
Ironwood members Daniel Yeadon (period cello) and Neal Peres Da Costa (period piano) returned to the stage together with their pre-pandemic research and informed performance skills well intact.
Their hunger to reproduce the sounds of the focus era saw them seek out recordings of the time and cross reference with performance practice treatises of the same period.
Between the cello and piano performance points of difference included reduced string vibrato, use of string portamento to reach between notes and arpeggiation to emphasise top notes of the period piano textures. Continue reading IRONWOOD : ROMANCE & FANTASY @ CHRIST CHURCH ST LAURENCE