Saturday 15th November 2008, piano recital by Jonathan Plowright , Wigmore Hall, London
British concert pianist Jonathan Plowright gave his first solo recital in London for 20 years at the Wigmore Hall on Saturday 15 November 2008 at 7.30pm.
Despite many years of successful recording and concert activity around the world, and the enthusiastic public response to his interpretations of neglected Polish Romantic composers, Jonathan Plowright had not been heard in his own capital city since the late 1980’s.
Plowright is now recognised globally as one of the UK's truly exceptional pianists, and this recital is presented in response to the overwhelming demand to hear him playing Romantic repertoire in a live London performance.
Plowright played three pieces with which he feels a particular empathy: Brahms’s Sonata no.3 in F minor, Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ and the “beautiful 12 minutes of heart-rending devotion” (Musicweb-International) that is Rummel’s transcription of Bach’s aria “Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen” from Cantata 127. All three pieces can now be heard on YouTube.
The Critics About Jonathan Plowright:
- "One of the finest living pianists" GRAMOPHONE"
- "Here is a pianist at the top of his game with meticulous attention to detail, stylistic absorption, and a vivid sense of colour and character; the piano positively purrs with pleasure." GRAMOPHONE
- "A colossal musical mind" INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
This concert was sponsored by: Arthur Cox Solicitors www.arthurcox.com
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