Music for Barnes (Barnes Music Society)

Date: Thursday 22 November, 2007

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Place: St Mary's Church, Church Road, Barnes

Concert series: previews of Jill's Vienna Konzerthaus recital


Bach Toccata in E minor BWV914; Partita No 1 in B flat BWV825
Mozart Variations on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

Gould 5 short pieces for piano; 2 pieces for piano
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 17 in D minor
Op 31 No 2 "Tempest"
Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor Op 20

Bach's Toccatas are early works, and show his interest in integrating different European styles; his Partitas are much later, and he was sufficiently pleased with No 1 to make it his first ever published work.

This is Mozart's best-known set of variations, probably written in Paris around the time of his mother's death.

Glenn Gould was not only a famous pianist but also a composer. This year, indeed this month of October, is the 25th anniversary of his death.

Beethoven wrote his 'Tempest' sonata (so nicknamed because it is allegedly "about" the Shakespeare play, at a time when he realised his deafness was irreversible.

Chopin's first scherzo was written in Vienna; the composer was homesick and based one part on a Polish Christmas carol.

Tickets: £10 (concs £8) for non season ticket holders of Barnes Music Society

How to book and How to get there: Details from the Music for Barnes (Barnes Music Society) website.

Acknowledgments: Sheila Kearvall

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