Piano Recital – Joanna MacGregor

Piano Recital


Saturday 9 May 2020 St Dunstan’s Church Mayfield, 7.30pm £25, £12.50, £8, £5

Rameau Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Couperin Les Fauvettes Plaintives
Ravel Oiseaux Tristes Rameau La Poule
Satie Gnossienes 1, 4, and 5
Piazzolla arr. MacGregor
Five Tangos
Liszt La Lugubre Gondola, Nuages Gris
Liszt/Wagner Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Beethoven Sonata in F min Op 57 Appassionata

As a celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, this recital culminates in Beethoven’s celebrated ‘Appassionata’ Sonata, the most technically challenging of Beethoven’s middle-period piano works. Beethoven’s Appassionata is approached by way of late-period Liszt, expressive and experimental in equal measure, and Liszt’s piano arrangement of Wagner’s most famous opera scene, the Liebestod from the end of Tristan & Isolde. The French-themed first half of the recital patchworks together Baroque music by Rameau and Couperin, impressionist works by Satie and Ravel, and tangos written in Paris by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla.

This evening’s recital is kindly sponsored by Mr and Mrs John and Valerie Buddle.