Mats Lidström cello | Leif Kaner-Lidström piano
J.S. Bach Alla Siciliana BWV 1067 | J.S. Bach Adagio ma non tanto BWV 1016 | J.S. Bach Adagio BWV 1017 | J.S. Bach Vivace BWV 1018 | Franck Sonata in A major
The Mid-days season concludes with the celebrated Swedish cellist Mats Lidström, performing with his son Leif. Mats’ dynamic stage presence and career as performer, composer, transcriber and author has brought him international fame. Leif is currently based in Manchester and is rapidly gaining a reputation as a talented chamber musician. The four Bach transcriptions by Mats are part of an ongoing series that he is producing.
The Franck (originally for violin) needs little introduction, except to restate that it has vast emotional range and depth when played on the cello.