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SOUTH BANK PIANISTS

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BILL NEWMAN listens to
Peter Donohoe, Richard Goode and Peter Jablonski

 

Peter Donohoe
28 February 2012
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London UK

The previous occasion when I heard this remarkable British pianist was at The Red Hedgehog, Archway Road, Highgate, North London, when he performed the thirty-two Beethoven Piano Sonatas in a series of recitals. Now, he ventured on a recital of classical, impressionist and twentieth century music for this evening concert at the QEH.

Debussy's Estampes (1903), with its three movements -- Pagodes, La soiree dans Grenade and Jardins sous la pluie -- was music I had not heard him perform before; straight away I realized that he had prepared his programme to perfection. Manuel de Falla said of the composer that for someone who was not Spanish by birth, he had caught the atmosphere exactly...

Copyright © 28 March 2012 Bill Newman,
London UK

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PIANO MUSIC

QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

FRANZ LISZT

JOHANNES BRAHMS

BELA BARTOK

ROBERT SCHUMANN

FRYDERYCK CHOPIN

EDVARD GRIEG

GEORGE GERSHWIN

SAMUEL BARBER

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