Spanish Sonata by Sarah Rodgers is the featured work in the first of a series of four programmes commissioned by Norfolk Arts and Well-being organisation, Home-Stage. The theme of the programmes is Music for Body, Mind and Soul and Spanish Sonata is performed by Geraldine Allen (clarinet) for whom the piece was originally composed and Brenda Blewett, (piano) formerly Head of Accompaniment at Chetham’s Music School.
Sarah explains, “Music for Body, Mind and Soul is about the art of listening; it’s about being immersed in the music and listening as a whole person. Spanish Sonata is a great vehicle for getting this concept across because you can engage with it at many different levels – through picture, story and emotion.”
The four Music for Body, Mind and Soul programmes are being released as YouTube premieres on four Fridays in February at 7.00pm and will then be available on YouTube. The series is currently being trailed – https://www.home-stage.co.uk/body-mind-and-soul
Spanish Sonata is currently on the Trinity Syllabus at Grade 7 and on the Associated Board syllabus at Grades 7 and 8.