Jonathan Powell (piano) | University of Oxford

Jonathan Powell (piano)

Speaker
Jonathan Powell
Event date
Event time
19:30
Venue
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College
Cowley Place
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1DY
Event type
Concerts
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Schubert only completed two movements of his Reliquie Sonata, and yet they are among his most powerful statements for the instrument. Schumann, on the other hand, originally wrote five movements for his second sonata, but was dissuaded from publishing in this form (later settling for a four-movement version); the original, more seldom performed extended version will be heard tonight.

While Petrushka and Pictures from an Exhibition need little introduction, the music of pianist-composer Samuil Feinberg has only recently started to attract attention. A pianist renowned for his interpretations of Bach and Scriabin, Feinberg also wrote 12 piano sonatas, three concertos and much else; his second sonata dates from 1917 and is a highly condensed, elegiac work lasting a mere 7 minutes.