St Magnus International Festival: Jamal Aliyev and Can Cakmur
Young Turkish cellist Jamal Aliyev performs Brahms and Shostakovich in Kirkwall with pianist and compatriot Can Cakmur.
Two young award-winning musicians from Turkey, cellist Jamal Aliyev and pianist Can Cakmur make their debut at the UK's most northerly classical music festival with a programme challenging both instruments in equal partnership. Brahms' passionate Second Cello Sonata is contrasted with Shostakovich's early sonata; a work also affected by emotional turmoil in his love life as well as a virtuosic showpiece for both instruments. They perform in the 12th century St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall.
Brahms: Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99
Shostakovich: Sonata in D minor, Op.40 (1934)
Jamal Aliyev, cello
Can Çakmur, Piano
Presented by Jamie MacDougall
Produced by Lindsay Pell
Photo credit: Leslie Burgher