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Review: Andrew Cleary at Holy Trinity, Gosport


Andrew Cleary gave a memorable recital at Holy Trinity today – and for all the right reasons: his music programme was unusual, clever and varied.

We loved all his pieces but mention must be made of the Saint-Saens, Fantasie Nr. 2, which was utterly intriguing to listen to, and to watch Andrew as he mastered the complexities of the ever-changing rhythms; also Sweelinck’s Mein junges leiben hat ein end, a song of a young man who feels the end of his life is approaching. Made up of six variations, this piece took us through the young man’s life from simplicity through to more complex and challenging emotions.

A memorable performance and we heartily thank Andrew for stepping in at the eleventh hour and entertaining us in real style! Thanks too to Kathy who took on the important role of page-turner.

Maggie McMurray

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