Jonathan Powell Piano Recital | University of Oxford

Jonathan Powell Piano Recital

Performer
Jonathan Powell
Event date
Event time
20:00 - 22:00
Venue
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College, Cowley Place
Oxford
OX4 1DY
Event type
Concerts
Event cost
£10 Stalls / £15 Gallery / £5 Students
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

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.