In a very special programme Stables’ favourite fiddlers Christian Garrick and Peter Fisher return to perform a programme of pieces arranged especially for Yeheudi Menuhin and Stephane Grappelli by Nelson Riddle and Max Harris in their famous cross-over collaboration of the 1970s and 80s.
Jealousy (as per the memorable 1972 Parkinson Show appearance), A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square and Lady Be Good will feature among many, many others. The remainder of the programme will exhibit wonderful pieces from their own particular oeuvres – some Paganini or perhaps Chopin from Maestro Fisher – before the duo rekindle for a grand finale of yet more fiendish duo fiddling!
Their legacy is brilliantly rekindled by two of today's finest fiddlers, Christian Garrick and Peter Fisher, who appositely mirror the original protagonists with their devilishly dazzling skill on four strings. Moreover, the format is very much at home at The Stables as it was here, in 1998, that Sir John Dankworth himself first suggested such an endeavour. John had personally known Max Harris, the arranger behind so many of the original arrangements created for Stephane and Yehudi, so he easily managed to obtain a few of them for Christian and Peter to play in the Christmas Concerts of that year. It has been an on-going joy and a musical treat for audiences ever since.
Christian Garrick, violin
Peter Fisher, violin John Horler, piano
Alec Dankworth, double bass
Tom Hooper, drums