Venue Great Hall
Running time 90
Artists: Joanna MacGregor piano
Central Rake (Downstairs) £20 | Students and U16 £10
Bench Seat (Balcony or Downstairs) £15 | Students and U16 £7.50
About this event
Joanna MacGregor’s recital explores the influence of Bach on Beethoven – opening with the fireworks of his C minor Variations, and closing with the heroic Appassionata Sonata.
In between comes the dusky hues of late Brahms, forever indebted to Bach’s counterpoint, and Gubaidulina’s sensational Chaconne, a hommage to Baroque style and her own highly dramatic temperament.
Folk music threads through this programme too: Brahms’ first Intermezzo is based on a Scottish lullaby, and Ginastera’s wonderful dances evoke the world of Argentine gauchos.
Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor WoO 80
Brahms Drei Intermezzi Op.117
Ginastera Danzas Argentinas
Sofia Gubaidulina Chaconne
Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Joanna MacGregor is one of the world’s most innovative musicians, appearing as a concert pianist, curator, and collaborator. Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Professor of the University of London, Joanna MacGregor is also the Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School & Festival.
“Then came one of the day’s highlights: pianist Joanna MacGregor’s exceptional interpretation of the Goldberg Variations. With her tone as poised as it was subtly refined, she explored the many planes on which Bach’s structure operates, highlighting its protean variety of texture in a performance that touched the sublime.” – The Guardian
Tuesday 7th August
Open daily 12.30 – 7pm
Phone: 01803 847070
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