Hammers & Horsehair

Hammers & Horsehair duo Douglas Mews (square piano) and Robert Ibell (cello) join with well-known Wellington soprano Rowena Simpson to present a programme of German and Behemian Romantic music for voice, piano and cello, together with letters and poetry, in an intimate, relaxed candlelit setting.

They present a rich and varied programme of music from the first half of the Nineteenth Century. Three beautiful but rarely heard songs by Bohemian composer Jan Kalivoda and Schubert’s famous ‘Shepherd on the Rock’ begin and end the concert. In between are excerpts from Schumann’s evocative ‘Scenes from Childhood’, two special Lieder by Schubert and one of the best-loved sonatas for piano and cello, Beethoven’s Sontata in A major Op. 69.


Hammers Resize 

 Rowena Simpson, Soprano;  Douglas Mews, Square Piano;  Robert Ibell, Cello


Kalivoda -Three Songs for Soprano, Piano & Cello Op. 91.

Beethoven – Sonata in A major Op. 69 for Piano & Cello

Schumann – 'Scenes from Childhood' for Piano Op. 15.

Schubert – 'Suleika No 1' D720 & 'Im Haine' D738 for Soprano & Piano

Schubert – 'Shepherd on the Rock' D965 for Soprano, Cello  & piano arr. D. Mews

Venue & date

Memories Room, Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua
Monday, July 02, 2018 at 7:30 PM