Brahms at the piano
Jonathan Plowright piano
Brahms Piano Sonata no. 1 in C
Brahms Waltzes op. 39
Brahms Four pieces for piano op. 119
Jonathan Plowright explores Brahms from first to last opus. A simple German folk song provides the seed for a heroic first piano sonata. Brahms the pleasure-seeker beguiles the ear in a famous set of enchanting waltzes. And a final set of piano miniatures draw us in with music of melancholy and deep introspection.
‘How richly satisfying to hear playing of such unimpeachable musical honesty and awe-inspiring grandeur…it is surely no exaggeration to say that if such playing is anything to go by you are listening to one of the finest living pianists.’ – Gramophone
Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 9.30am – 10.45am in Slingsby Village Hall