Showcase concert: Sunday 12 July
Tonight’s programme is bookended by Ravel at his most fantastic. La Valse is seldom heard as a solo piano piece, owing to its difficulty; it was originally written for orchestra, and Ravel himself transcribed it first for two pianos and then for a solo instrument.
The element of the fantastic appears again in the performance of Tzigane, in which Kingsley Lin filmed himself playing both the violin and the piano part and then edited them together. In between these two works are a number of smaller pieces invoking a variety of moods, from the baroque precision of Telemann through to the lush romanticism of the late 19th century.
This concert will go live at 7.30pm on Sunday 12 July.
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