A program focusing on the diversity of keyboard instruments and the great works created for them over the centuries, with an emphasis on solo performance.


22nd January

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  • Massenet, Jules: Piano Concerto in E flat. Stephen Coombs, pno. BBC Scottish SO/Jean-Yves Ossonce.
  • Couperin, Francois: Preludes. Gustav Leonhardt, hpschd.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op.65. Martha Argerich, pno., Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc.
  • Debussy, Claude: La Cathedrale Engloutie - The Submerged Cathedral. Menahem Pressler, pno.

  • 15th January

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  • Schubert, Franz: 20 Waltzes D146, Op.127: Nos 1-4. Finghin Collins, pno.
  • Liszt, Franz: Mephisto Waltz No.1, S514. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Waltz in A flat, Op.34/1 "Valse Brillante". Lang Lang, pno.
  • Field, John: Piano Concerto No.7 in C minor. Miceal O'Rourke, pno. London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Waltz in A flat, Op.39/15. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Schumann, Robert: Papillons, Op.2. Murray Perahia, pno.

  • 8th January

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  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.5 in F, Op.103, Egyptian. Pascal Rogé, pno. Royal PO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Etude en Forme de Valse. Alfred Cortot, pno.

  • 1st January

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  • Finzi, Gerald: Eclogue in F, Op.10. Tom Poster, pno. Aurora Orch/Nicholas Collon.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV1052. Trevor Pinnock, hpschd. The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.

  • 25th December

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  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Kinderstucke, Op. 72 (Christmas Pieces). Benjamin Frith, pno.
  • Schiedermayr, J.B.: Preludes for Christmas Time, Op.76/6. Robert Ampt, org.
  • Bartok, Bela: Romanian Christmas Carols BB 67, Sz.57. Andor Foldes, pno.
  • Traditional (arr. Berkey, Jackson): Christmas Day in the Morning "I saw Three Ships". Elaine Funaro, hpschd.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Five variations on a song of Christmas: Vom Himmel hoch, BWV769. Lionel Rogg, org.

  • 18th December

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  • Scarlatti, Domenico: Keyboard sonata in D, K140. Angela Hewitt, pno.
  • Scarlatti, Domenico: Sonata in D minor, K141. Angela Hewitt, pno.
  • Scarlatti, Domenico: Keyboard sonatas in D, K140 and in D minor, K141. Elizabeth Anderson, hpschd.
  • Bach CPE: Fantasia in C, Wq.61/6. Colin Tilney, clav.
  • Bach CPE: Fantasia in C, Wq.61/6. Andreas Staier, pno.

  • 11th December

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: English Suite No.2 in A minor, BWV807: Sarabande. Skip Sempe, hpschd.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Sarabande. Kenneth Gilbert, hpschd.
  • Rodrigo, Joaquin: Distant Sarabande. Artur Pizarro, pno.
  • Tozer, Geoffrey: Suite No.2 in F: Sarabande. Lachlan Redd, pno.
  • Satie, Erik: Trois Sarabandes. Klara Kormendi, pno.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Sarabande. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Couperin, Francois: Two Sarabandes. Douglas Lawrence, org.
  • Sulzer, Joseph: Sarabande. Joseph Seiger, pno., Mischa Elman, vln.
  • Dutilleux, Henri: Sarabande et Cortege. Edith Ellis, pno., James Aylward, bsn.

  • 4th December

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  • Nielsen, Carl: Theme with Variations, FS81. Mina Miller, pno.
  • Nielsen, Carl: Preludes 3, 5 & 22, FS136. John Maynard, org.
  • Nielsen, Carl: Symphonic Suite, FS19. Mina Miller, pno.
  • Nielsen, Carl: Fantasy piece for clarinet and piano, FS3h. Bergen Wind Quintet .

  • 27th November

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  • Scarlatti, Domenico: Keyboard sonata in D, K140. Angela Hewitt, pno.
  • Scarlatti, Domenico: Sonata in D minor, K141. Angela Hewitt, pno.
  • Scarlatti, Domenico: Keyboard sonatas in D, K140 and in D minor, K141. Elizabeth Anderson, hpschd.
  • Bach CPE: Fantasia in C, Wq.61/6. Colin Tilney, clav.
  • Bach CPE: Fantasia in C, Wq.61/6. Andreas Staier, pno.