Immerse yourself in the enchanting fortepiano and guitar duets of the 18th- and 19th-century salon. Enjoy the expressive tone and lightness of sound created by the Viennese fortepiano, and matched in beauty by the guitar, as Gary Branch and James Akers perform a selection of popular and intriguing duo music by Ferdinando Carulli, Maurao Giuliani, Fernando Sor, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
In November 2015, Jamie Akers and Gary Branch recorded a selection of salon music of the early 19th century for classical guitar and fortepiano using an 1823 Graf fortepiano. It was one of last recordings made at the Finchcocks Musical Museum and was released by the Resonus label in January 2017. It has received fine reviews, including 5 star ratings, both in the UK and abroad.
(Garden Café open for drinks, 6-7pm)