Martin Roscoe


MOZART Allegro in G minor, K. 312
HAYDN Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI/20
BEETHOVEN Sonata in A flat, Op. 110
BEETHOVEN Sonata in D, Op. 10/3
LISZT Sonetto Del Petrarca No. 104
LISZT Ballade No. 2 in B minor

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Wednesday 15th July 2020, 7.30pm

The festival’s opening concert will this year be given by our Artistic
Director. With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades,
Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists.
Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home
in concerto, recital and chamber performances. His enduring popularity
and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply
thoughtful musicianship and his easy rapport with audiences and fellow
musicians alike.
Martin recorded all of Beethoven’s Sonatas to great critical acclaim
between 2010 and 2018, and it seems only fitting that he revisits two
of those sonatas in this celebratory year. His programme concludes with
works inspired by poetry. Liszt’s Sonetto Del Petrarca, ‘I find no peace’
paints the protagonist’s confused state of mind whilst Ballade No. 2 is
inspired by Gottfried August Bürger’s Gothic horror ballad. We’re in for
quite a night!
6.30pm Pre-concert talk – FREE.
Tickets: £20 (£16 concession)