SOUTH BANK PIANISTS
BILL NEWMAN listens to
Peter Donohoe, Richard Goode and Peter Jablonski
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,