Jonathan Powell Piano Recital | University of Oxford

Jonathan Powell Piano Recital

Jonathan Powell
20:00 - 22:00
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College, Cowley Place
£10 Stalls / £15 Gallery / £5 Students

BRIDGE Piano Sonata
DEBUSSY Berceuse héroïque and
Pièce pour l'oeuvre du Vêtement du blessé
MEDTNER Piano Sonata op.30
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin

Marking the centenary year of the outbreak of WW1, pianist Jonathan Powell presents music that reflects composers' reactions to this conflict. Each movement of Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin commemorates a fallen comrade, while Frank Bridge's powerful Sonata is dedicated to the memory of his student Ernest Farrar who was killed on the Western Front in 1918. The programme is completed by the tempestuous 'War' Sonata (1917) by Rachmaninoff's friend Nikolay Medtner, and two relatively unknown late miniatures by Debussy.