Sunday Piano Series: Leon McCawley

Sunday 17 November 11:00am Classical Music
Tickets £13.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: Doors: 10am. Running time: 1 hour

Important Information

Age Guidance: 7+

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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Beethoven      Sonata No. 2, Op. 2, No. 2
Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux, Op. 39, No. 2
Bach/Liszt       Prelude and Fugue, BWV 543
Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14

Praised for his “unfailingly communicative” playing, Leon McCawley performs a programme full of contrasts. Beethoven’s dramatic early sonatas appeared like a bolt of lightning to Viennese audiences, yet also acknowledged the tradition of Mozart and Haydn. The mood changes with Rachmaninov’s study, “Sea and the Seagulls”, picturing a desolate grey sea, and reflecting the composer’s exile after the Russian Revolution. The following pieces are more upbeat, with Liszt’s rewriting of a pastoral organ work by Bach, before a virtuosic concert piece that the young prodigy Mendelssohn completed after becoming infatuated with a pianist while on his Grand Tour.

Ticket price includes tea, coffee and cake before or after the concert.

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Under 26s and full-time students
Tickets £3. To purchase these tickets you must be 26 or under or a full time student at the time of booking. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.

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