17th February 2018 at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
*Pre-concert Talk: on Bartok's Sonata SZ 80,. @ 6.50pm.
Given by Roy Stratford
DANIEL LEBHARDT, piano
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in D minor Op 31 No 2 'Tempest Sonata'
LISZT: Après une lecture du Dante - Fantasia quasi sonata, S161/7
RAVEL: Gaspard de la nuit (complete)
BARTOK: Piano Sonata, Sz.80 (1926)
Daniel Lebhardt was selected at the prestigious Young Concert Artists Trust Auditions in Paris and New York in 2015, and followed this with his further selection for the London Young Concert Artists Trust representation. In the same year he recorded solo piano works for the recent release of the complete Bartók for Decca and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition.
Hungarian born, his engagements include concerts at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC., the Wigmore Hall, London, the Gardner Museum in Boston, Merkin Concert Hall in New York, the Usedom Music Festival in Germany, Palais Lichtenau in Potsdam, and many festivals including Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Steirisches Kammermusikfestival.
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Preceding the concert we have an excellent opportunity for our audience to learn about one of the most famous and least understood composers of the 20th century; we present a Pre-concert talk on the final work in the programme, the Sonata by Bartok, and this will be given by Roy Stratford at 6.50pm. in the Hall. Don't miss it. It will help you to understand the music and the man.
There will be a RETIRING COLLECTION where it is suggested that a Donation of £3 be made to help defray expenses.