THURSDAY, 21 June 2018
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Lower Machen
6.00pm – Festival Lecture: “Two Musical Giants – Musorgsky and Debussy”.
Professor Stephen Walsh is the author of critically-acclaimed biographies of both composers as also of Igor Stravinsky and is one of today’s most perceptive writers and commentators on all matters musical.
Free admission to 7.30pm ticket holders.
7.30pm – Festival Concert
PETER DONOHOE – piano
Mozart – Sonata in E flat, K.282 – 12′
Mozart – Sonata in D major, K.576 – 16′
Debussy – Masques – 8′
– D’un Cahier d’Esquisses – 7′
– L’Isle Joyeuse – 9′
Messiaen – Cantejodjaya – 8′
Ravel – Sonatine – 14′
Musorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition – 30′
Acclaimed internationally since winning the Tchaikovsky Competiton, Peter Donohoe has a unique and cherished position in British musical life. His repertoire is spectacularly wide-ranging and he is renowned for his insight into Russian and French composers. He has just recorded the Complete Piano Sonatas of Mozart and this carefully constructed programme also features a spectacular piece by Olivier Messiaen – who was filmed by the BBC in 1973 walking in woods near Lower Machen notating birdsong with his wife and muse Yvonne Loriod, one of Donohoe’s teachers.
£10 for under 25s