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A STRONG IMPRESSION

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Mark Bebbington makes a return visit to Nottingham,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

Standing in at the last minute for snow-bound American pianist Lara Downes, Mark Bebbington made a return visit to Nottingham's Sunday morning piano series (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 24 January 2016), with — unusually for him — not a single British piece in sight.

The outer movements of Haydn's Sonata No 60 (Hoboken XVI:50) were crisp and sprightly but missed a sense of the composer's lurking mischief. The finale, in particular, needed to be held on a tighter structural leash for the jokes to make their full effect...

Copyright © 3 February 2016 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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PIANO MUSIC

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

CESAR FRANCK

FRANZ LISZT

GEORGE GERSHWIN

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

NOTTINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

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