RVIPW Launch Concert 2016

Piano Recital by Martin Roscoe

Westholme School and Ribble Valley International Piano Week invite you to our annual joint concert by the Festival’s Artistic Director Martin Roscoe, for a programme of things French: the four French composers at the end of the concert provide effervescence, wit and understated charm whilst the first three pieces pay their homages more obliquely. Chopin wrote his Barcarolle in France, while the publishers of the Bach and Beethoven pieces provided their titles. Bach’s French suites are suitably cosmopolitan and this G major one is a beguilingly memorable set of dances. Beethoven’s Sonata is his farewell to one of his patrons in the first movement, whose absence and eventual return are the subject of the rest of the work.


Bach – French Suite No.5 in G
Beethoven – Sonata in E flat Op.81a “Les Adieux”
Chopin – Barcarolle Op.60
Ravel – Sonatine
Faure – Barcarolle No.6 Op.70
Poulenc –  3 Novelettes
Debussy – Suite: Pour Le Piano

RVIPW  2016

The Ribble Valley International Piano Week runs from Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th July. Full details and leaflets will be available at this concert, with booking for this main festival opening straight afterwards.

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