Saturday 18 September 1:00pm
York Chamber Music Festival: Event 4
Venue: Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York
Lunchtime Recital by John Paul Ekins piano
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) Piano Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886) Sonetto del Petrarca, S.270/2
Franz Liszt - Liebesträume No. 1 in A Flat, S.541/1
Ludwig van Beethoven - Adelaide Op. 46, (arr. for piano by F. Liszt)
JP Ekins plays a programme tying together Beethoven and Liszt, two of the greatest pianists of their day, remembering that until deafness stopped his concert tours Beethoven was best known as a virtuoso pianist. JP begins with Beethoven's sonata composed at the same time as Liszt's birth. The E Minor sonata is Beethoven's most song-like sonata, and the recital moves on through two Liszt songs/tone poems, and brings the two composers together in Liszt’s transcription of Beethoven’s song Adelaide.
COVID GUIDANCE: In September 2020 YCMF brought world class chamber music to you by live streaming the three evening concerts. We estimate over 1,500 people watched the concerts and we had some wonderfully appreciative responses. This year we are determined to go ahead with a live audience and are hoping to be at full capacity. There may still be restrictions on numbers and Covid protocols may still apply. Should it still be necessary York Chamber Music Festival will ensure our listeners attend in a covid-secure environment. This guidance will become clearer over the summer and we will keep you in touch as and if it is revised. We are working collaboratively with our friends at the Unitarian Chapel and will follow their protocols at the time of the festival.
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