A RVIPW committee member and Head of Keyboard at Rossall School, South Korean pianist Victor Lim performs a programme of some of the most popular music in classical music.
Haydn’s joyful Piano Sonata in C Hob.XVI/50 is perhaps one of the greatest examples of humour in music. From the very first bar to the last, the Sonata constantly plays around with expectations and surprises that can only bring smiles to its listener.
Grieg’s From Holberg’s Time, more widely known as Holberg Suite, was written in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754), a Dano-Norwegian playwright best known for his comedies. In homage of the playwright, Grieg takes Baroque dances from Holberg’s era and infuses rich harmonies, poetic melodies as well as humour. Contrary to general belief, the Suite was originally written for the piano but one year later the composer arranged it in its now more famous version of string orchestra.
Following Grieg’s celebration of Holberg, Victor will celebrate Rachmaninoff’s 150th anniversary of birth with the colossus Piano Sonata No.2. Started in Italy and finished in Russia, the Sonata No.2 is not only a technical tour-de force but contains the most magical fantasies, lush harmonies, and exquisite melodies.
Haydn: Sonata in C Hob.XVI/50
Grieg: Holberg Suite Op.40
Rachmaninov: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36
Masterclasses: 2 – 3pm
Following the lunchtime recital, Victor Lim is inviting up to three pianists for a masterclass with him. Pianists of any age and level are welcome to apply. Minimum donation of £20 is recommended for the participants. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
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