Festival Début Concert

Alexandra Vaduva (piano)

11.00am Friday, 11 August 2017

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

£16 Unreserved Seating

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D Scarlatti Sonata in E major ‘Cortège’, Kk380 4½’

D Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, Kk9 3½’

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor ‘Moonlight’, Op.27 No.2 15¼’

Schumann Kinderszenen, Op.15 15’

Schubert Piano Sonata No.4 in A minor, D537 21¾’

Enescu No.6 Choral and No.7 Carillon nocturne from Suite No.3 ‘Pièces impromptues’, Op.18 14’

Bartók Suite, Op.14 9’

Supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute

Romanian-born pianist Alexandra Vaduva brings our Festival Début strand to a close with a programme featuring WW1 music by her homeland’s greatest composer, whose piano works she is currently researching for her PhD at the Royal Academy of Music. Romanian influences also pervade Bartók’s work from the same time. From Schubert’s final piano sonata, heard last Saturday, we come to his earliest completed sonata, written as he turned 19.

It was the poet Rellstab (better known for Schubert’s use of his texts in Schwanengesang) who was responsible for the title by which Beethoven’s famous sonata is now universally known, in likening the effect of the first movement to that of moonlight shining upon Lake Lucerne... but then, he’d never seen Windermere...

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Teresa Shelton.