Artist Package: Nathan Williamson
Join pianist Nathan Williamson for 3 concerts
CONCERT 1 British Piano Music
- Friday, 4 December, 8PM
CONCERT 2 American Piano Music
- Saturday, 30 January 2021, 6PM
CONCERT 3 Beethoven, Schubert & Brahms
- Saturday, 27 February 2021, 8PM
1 hour before each concert, you will receive an email through the address provided at time of purchase with a private link and code to connect you to your concert experience.
BRITISH PIANO MUSIC
Nathan Williamson will perform a trio of recitals for CityMusic Live in December, January and February. They will reflect his interests in British, American and Germanic classical and romantic music.
Nathan is passionate about the promotion of British music, and this concert will include works by British composers featured on his CD for SOMM Recordings, Colour and Light. The CD was chosen as Album of the Month in International Piano Quarterly: ‘No praise could be high enough of Williamson’s performances… Whether in the dream-world of the Delius Nocturne or in the fire and ice of the Herschel Hill Toccata, Williamson unearths musical treasure beyond price’.
The programme also includes the virtuosic 5th Sonata from 1986 by Malcolm Lipkin, alongside Nathan’s own reflective Intermezzo, influenced by Brahms’ late piano works, composed in 2012.
FREDERICK DELIUS | Prelude and Duet from Margot la Rouge (arr. Ravel)
PETER DICKINSON | Paraphrase II
FREDERICK DELIUS | Nocturne from Florida (arr. Threlfall)
MALCOLM LIPKIN | Sonata No. 5
NATHAN WILLIAMSON | Intermezzo
ANTHONY HERSCHEL HILL | Toccata
AMERICAN PIANO MUSIC
Renowned pianist, Nathan Williamson, presents a stunning concert of works for piano by American composers. The evening features Aaron Copland's monumental Sonata, composed in the early, dark days of the Second World War, as well as his earlier Variations, the work in which he felt he truly found his voice as a composer. Contrasting is one of the final works by his protege, Leonard Bernstein, ‘dedicated to my first love, the keyboard’, and Lou Harrison's luscious Largo Ostinato, an early work which he later reworked into a movement of his 3rd Symphony.
AARON COPLAND | Piano Sonata
Molto moderato | Vivace | Andante sostenuto
LEONARD BERNSTEIN |Touches
LOU HARRISON | Largo Ostinato
AARON COPLAND | Variations
BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT & BRAHMS
Renowned pianist, Nathan Williamson, presents a stunning concert of works for piano by German composers. In his final recital of his set of three, Nathan will showcase late masterpieces by three of the great masters of the classical world, the brilliant Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms.
SCHUBERT | Impromptu in C minor, D899 no.1
BRAHMS | Three Intermezzi op.117
SCHUBERT | Impromptu in G flat, D899 no.1
BEETHOVEN | Sonata in E major op.109