Duo to perform at last Grantham Music Club concert of the season

Douglas Hollick and Eleanor Turner are the Dussek Duo.
Douglas Hollick and Eleanor Turner are the Dussek Duo.
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Grantham Music Club bring their 2013/14 season to a close with a concert by the Dussek Duo.

The duo - Douglas Hollick on pianoforte and Eleanor Turner on harp - are performing at Priory Ruskin Academy, Rushcliffe Road on Wednesday.

They play music from the late 18th century and early 19th century on period instruments - an 1809 grand pianoforte by John Broadwood, London, and an 1820 harp by Erard Frères, Paris.

Douglas has an international reputation as a performer on early keyboard instruments, and as a teacher and scholar, whilst Eleanor is now regarded as one of the leading harpists of her generation. Also a busy teacher, she has played widely in the UK and abroad.

The programme will include duos by Dussek, Pleyel, Boïeldieu and Bochsa, and solo works for both piano and harp.

A number of Dussek’s duos were written for his wife Corri, a noted London harpist. The Boïeldieu duo was dedicated to Muzio Clementi and is dated 1802, a year Clementi was in Paris and probably played this work.

Also in Paris that year was Mme de Genlis, who in 1819 ordered the Erard harp being used in this concert.

Douglas and Eleanor will introduce both music and instruments during the course of the evening.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are available on the door at £12 (£10 concessions), with students free. You can also purchase tickets from the Guildhall Arts Centre box office on 01476 406158, or online at www.guildhallartscentre.com