Bach and Britten
Rising star James Morley grew up in Adelaide studying cello with Hilary Kleinig, Janis Laurs, and Rachel Johnston. He completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium on scholarship in 2018 with Julian Smiles, and is currently studying under Howard Penny at the National Academy of Music. He has performed across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia as an orchestral cellist, chamber musician and soloist.
In this program of unaccompanied works by Bach and Britten, the remarkably talented 24-year-old demonstrates a sensitivity, finely honed expression and virtuosic control of his instrument far beyond his tender age.
Cello Suite no. 6 in D major (BWV 1012) [27’]
Cello Suite no. 1 (Op. 27) [25’]
Canto primo: Sostenuto e largamente
Fuga: Andante moderato
Lamento: Lento rubato
Canto secondo: Sostenuto
Serenata: Allegretto pizzicato
Marcia: Alla marcia moderato
Canto terzo: Sostenuto
Bordone: Moderato quasi recitativo
Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto: Presto