Martin Roscoe – Thursday 14th July 2022, 7.30pm

RVIPW’s Artistic Director Martin Roscoe’s extensive discography includes his highly acclaimed recordings of Szymanowski’s piano music. The first half of his recital this year will feature two pieces by the Polish composer alongside works by four other Eastern European composers, many of which are inspired by folk melodies and rhythms. 

Martin will continue the theme of dance in the second half with Bach’s monumental ‘Goldberg Variations’, a gigantic set of 30 variations on the opening ‘Aria’. Whilst it is widely believed that Bach composed the ‘Goldberg Variations’ to help Count Goldberg with his insomnia, this 1-hour long masterpiece is filled with exciting virtuosity, complex polyphony, alongside moments of transcendental beauty and darkness. 

Programme

CHOPIN Étude in C sharp minor, Op. 25/7 

CHOPIN Mazurkas No. 2 & 3, Op. 59 

SZYMANOWSKI Étude in B Flat minor, Op. 4/3 

SZYMANOWSKI 2 Mazurkas, Op. 62 

JANÁČEK A selection from “On An Overgrown Path” 

BARTOK 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm from “Mikrokosmos”, Vol. 6 

LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 


Tickets

(Includes 50p booking fee)

J. S. BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988