James Lisney plays Chopin

James Lisney plays Chopin
James Lisney plays Chopin – Masterworks Concert 71

Frederyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Fantaisie, opus 49
Impromptu, opus 51
Sonate, opus 35 (Marche funèbre)
Mazurkas, opus 56
Sonate, opus 58

Pianist James Lisney celebrates his sixtieth anniversary recital tour with a programme devoted to Frederyk Chopin that features two celebrated piano sonatas.
For many years regarded as a miniaturist, Chopin’s radical solutions to large scale form have passed the test of time and now take their place in the centre ground of the piano repertoire.

“Hats off, gentlemen – a genius! If the mighty autocrat of the north knew what a dangerous enemy threatened him in Chopin’s works in the simple tunes of his mazurkas, he would forbid this music. Chopin’s works are canons buried in flowers.” Thus wrote Robert Schumann about Chopin’s cultivation of the mazurka, raising the folk dance to the level of high art.

Chopin was a consummate improviser yet the Fantaisie and Impromptu are tightly constructed artworks that display another facet of his mastery. Innovative and unforgettable.

“I couldn’t fault Lisney’s technically and musically perfect playing. This produced a gem of a concert which will stay in the memory for a long time to come.” James Lisney ‘Chopin at Wigmore Hall’ Music OMH

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Thursday 9th June 2022 - 7:30pm

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Venue: Pittville Pump Room
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James Lisney plays Chopin - Masterworks Concert 71

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Breathtaking, unique and radiating regency refinement, Pittville Pump Room is monument to the more than 100 years of fame Cheltenham enjoyed as a Spa town, and perhaps the most famous example of regency architecture in the area. The Heritage Café Orangery at Pittville Pump Room offers a range of hot and cold food, from coffee and cakes to sausage rolls and wraps, the café is the perfect place to enjoy views over the beautiful Pittville Park. The café is open daily, for full opening times please visit https://www.pittvillepumproom.org.uk/opening-times/

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