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DELICIOUSLY BUBBLY

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James Baillieu plays Beethoven, Schumann,
Gottschalk and Paganini via Liszt,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

Now embarking on its second season, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall's Sunday morning piano series looks to be bedding down nicely as a regular fixture. This year's series was launched by South African-born James Baillieu (Nottingham UK, 30 October 2011) with a performance of Beethoven's A major Sonata, Op 2 No 2, that was alive to the mood of the moment, in particular a deliciously bubbly account of the scherzo. The first and last movements, though, needed a clearer sense of the large design...

Copyright © 5 November 2011 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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SOUTH AFRICA

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

ROBERT SCHUMANN

LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK

NICCOLO PAGANINI

FRANZ LISZT

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

NOTTINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

PIANO MUSIC

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