Peter Donohoe: Opus Ones
Wed 16 Jan 8pm
Butterworth Hall: £11.50 - £36, Under 26s £12 (+ booking fee)
Tchaikovsky – Scherzo a la Russe Opus 1 No.1
Tchaikovsky – Intermezzo in E flat minor Opus 1 No.2
Prokofiev – Sonata No.1 in F minor Opus 1
Bartók – Rhapsody opus 1
Schumann – Variationen uber den Namen Abegg in F Major Opus 1
Berg – Sonata Opus 1
Brahms – Sonata No1 in C major Opus 1
First things first! There’s something specially revealing about a fledgling composer stepping forward at the start of their career – and for a truly great interpreter, that makes for an irresistible challenge. That’s why Peter Donohoe has devised this captivating programme: a whole evening devoted to great composers’ Opus Ones.
Tchaikovsky snaps a couple of green sprigs from Russian folksong, Bartók pays a debt to Liszt, and an angry young Prokofiev throws his romantic toys right out of the pram.
Then Schumann borrows a coat from Chopin; Berg hurls a truly monumental challenge, and Johannes Brahms shows why Schumann said he’d “sprung fully armed, like Minerva, from the head of Zeus”.
Peter Donohoe brings a lifetime’s insight to each and every one of them – as well as the most breathtaking technique in the business. Youth meets experience: expect power, tenderness, and the perennially fresh touch of one of the supreme virtuosos of our time.
Conference Room 6.45pm. Tickets £2, Subscribers £1
Helen Leek, University of Warwick piano tutor, talks with Peter Donohoe.
With a maximum capacity of 2000 standing or 1500 seated this concert hall has an outstanding natural acoustic and is the home of our International Concert Series, as well as the majority of our music gigs and big name comedians. Butterworth Hall has recently had a £6.9 million redevelopment and reopened in autumn 2009 .
Part of Concert Series 2012/13
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