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Eric Hodges Lecture Recital: Kenneth Hamilton plays Liszt, Brahms, Stevenson, British premiere of Casken’s Six Wooded Pieces

01/10/2019

Shaded Bough and Silvered Bough are contrasting slow movements, one dark and luminous, the other a free variation of Swinging Bough and using the brighter, upper registers of the keyboard. The whole new work was conceived for Kenneth Hamilton and the third, fourth and fifth pieces were written especially for him.

Rachmaninov: Raymond Clarke (piano)

08/10/2019

This is a rare opportunity to hear Rachmaninov’s two monumental piano sonatas performed in the same recital. The expansive First Sonata is the longest and most elaborate of all Rachmaninov’s works for solo piano and is seldom played publicly; it was composed mainly in 1907, shortly before the Third Concerto, and shares some of the features of that work.

Clare Hammond (piano) plays Mendelssohn, Schumann, Gubaidulina, Hilary Tann, Rhian Samuel and Rachmaninov

15/10/2019

A varied programme of contemporary and classical works, Clare’s programme also include the Chaconne by Sofia Gubaidulina which Clare will be recording in December 2019.