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Recitals

 

Alex has performed all around Europe, at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Kings Place and St. Luke’s. While specialising in works from the Classical and Romantic periods, Alex is a keen advocate of contemporary composers. He also offers pre-concert talks on the life and works of a growing list of composers, including Schumann, Liszt, Schubert, Chopin and Beethoven.

 

Maurice Ravel

Jeux d’eau

 

Frédéric Chopin

Scherzo No. 2 Op. 31

Sample Repertoire

 

J.S. Bach

from Das Wohltempierete Klavier Book I: Preludes and Fugues in C major, C minor, C#major, C# minor, D major, D minor, E major, Bb major, B minor

Violin Partita in E major (transcribed for piano by S.Rachmaninov)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (transcribed by Myra Hess)

 

Luke Bedford

Give him his hat

Catafalque

 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonatas Op.2 Nrs 1,2 and 3

Sonata Op. 13 (Pathetique)

Sonatas Op. 14 Nrs 1 and 2

Sonata Op. 27 Nr. 2 (Moonlight)

Sonata Op. 53 (Waldstein)

Sonata Op.109

Sonata Op. 111

 

Johannes Brahms

Two Rhapsodies Op. 79

Seven Fantasies Op. 116

Three Intermezzi Op. 117

 

Frederic Chopin

Selected Ballades, Scherzi, Etudes, Waltzes, Nocturnes and Preludes

Sonata in Bb minor (“Funeral March”)

Polonaises in A major (“Military”) and Ab major (“Heroic”)

Fantasie-Impromptu Op. 66

 

Claude Debussy

Preludes Book 1

Suite Bergamasque

Suite ‘Pour le Piano’

Deux Arabesques

Children’s Corner

 

György Ligeti

Selected Etudes

Musica Ricercata

 

Franz Liszt

Sonata in B minor

Etudes : Mazeppa, Gnomenreigen, Un Sospiro, La Campanella

Hungarian Rhapsody Nr. 2

Nuages Gris, Bagatelle sans tonalité

Les jeux d’eau d’un villa d’Este

 

W.A.Mozart

Sonatas K.309, K.310, K.311, K.330, K.331, K.332, K.333

 

Sergei Rachmaninov

Preludes in C# minor Op. 3 Nr. 2, G minor Op. 23 Nr. 5

Polichinelle Op.3 Nr.4

 

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Flight of the Bumblebee (transcribed by S. Rachmaninov)

 

Maurice Ravel

Jeux d’eau

Pavane pour une infante defunté

 

Domenico Scarlatti

Selected Sonatas

 

Franz Schubert

Impromptus D.899 and D.935

Sonatas D.958, D.959, D.960

Fantasy in C “The Wanderer”

Selected songs (transcribed by Liszt)

 

Robert Schumann

Phantasiestücke Op. 12

Fantasy Op. 17

Faschingsswank aus Wien Op. 26

 

Dmitri Shostakovitch

Prelude and Fugue in D minor

 

Richard Wagner

Isoldens Liebestod (transcribed by Liszt) 

 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata quasi una fantasia Op. 27/2 III presto

Live at St. Martin-within-Ludgate

 

Robert Schumann

Phantasiestücke, Book I

Live at the Astor Theatre, Deal