Ris­ing star of the French horn

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A CON­CERT of mu­sic for French horn and pi­ano was the lat­est Ash­ford Mu­sic So­ci­ety con­cert at Nor­ton Knatch­bull School.

Alec Frank-Gem­mill is a ris­ing star of the French horn and that’s hardly sur­pris­ing in view of his mas­terly per­for­mances of the Beethoven Sonata in F and Schu­mann’s Ada­gio and Allegro, ably ac­com­pa­nied by pi­anist Daniel Tong.

Daniel Tong’s fine in­ter­pre­ta­tion of two of De­bussy’s pi­ano Pre­ludes and Alec Frank-Gem­mill’s fas­ci­nat­ing in­sights into the me­chan­ics and tech­nique of horn play­ing (par­tic­u­larly in con­nec­tion with the ex­traor­di­nary piece by Mes­si­aen for solo horn) widened the scope and thus the en­joy­ment of an ex­cel­lent evening of mu­sic-mak­ing. SKJ

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