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IMPRESSIVE CONTROL

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A piano recital by Richard Uttley,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

The current season of Sunday morning piano recitals at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham, UK, 10 March 2013) ended with Richard Uttley in a thoughtfully put-together programme of music associated in one way or another with travel.

In Haydn's Sonata No 60 (50) in C, one of the magnificent sonatas written during his second visit to London, Uttley was slightly reserved in the first movement's perky opening, suggesting that he had his sights more on the darker, more mysterious regions the music moves through later, and which he explored with great sensitivity. There was no lack of fun and games in the finale, with Uttley relishing the pauses and surprises with which Haydn enjoys deliberately tripping up his own music...

Copyright © 15 March 2013 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

BELA BARTOK

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

ROBERT SCHUMANN

PIANO MUSIC

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

NOTTINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

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