New CD and concerts

11Jul08

CONCERT AND CD LAUNCH

15 July: Bauer & Hieber (ex Schott-UE)
48 Gt Marlborough St, London W1F 7BB, 6.30pm

Jonathan Powell, piano

Tickets on door £8/5 concessions

Scriabin: Sonata No. 10
Medtner: Prologue, Op.1, No.1; Skazka, Op. 9, No. 2; Canzona serenata, Op. 38, No. 5; Skazka Op. 35, No. 4
Tournemire: Cloches de Châteauneuf-du-Faou, Op. 62
Fauré: Nocturne No. 13
Alkan: Symphonie pour piano seul

Jonathan Powell will present this programme at the Festival Radio France Montpellier on 17 July so this concert gives London audiences an excellent chance to hear these pieces. After the concert, which will last a little over an hour, Toccata Classics will launch a CD, Alexander Goldenweiser: Piano Music Volume One, the first collaboration between the label and Powell, who will be happy to sign copies.

 

Goldenweiser was a founder of the Russian pianistic tradition, a friend of Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Tolstoy and Gorky as well as a prolific composer. The CD features the first recordings of three of his most substantial solo piano works: the Sonata Fantasia (written in memory of Alexander Goedicke), the Skazka, and the 24 Contrapuntal Sketches, perhaps the first Russian polyphonic cycle for piano containing pieces in all major and minor keys. Powell will perform a small selection of the sketches after the main concert. Wine will be served.

 

Copies of the CD will be on sale at the special price of £10 (usually £13.50) so don’t miss the opportunity to pick up a bargain! Toccata Classics will have other Russian rarities available for sale, also at the special price of £10.



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