Eight Full Programmes for A World of Piano Themes

An Invitation to the Dance

Your invitation to a glittering display of dance music for the keyboard.

Bach 
Schumann 
Chopin 
Albeniz 

Smetena 
Ravel

Partita No.2 in C minor 
Papillons Op.2 
Polonaise in F sharp minor Op.44 
Cordoba 
Seguidillas 
Two Czech Dances 
La Valse

From My Homeland 

Embark on a joyful and poignant journey across six different countries to share each composer's thoughts and feelings for his homeland.

Tchaikovsky 
Chopin 


Janacek 
Grieg 


Francis Pott 
Ginastera

Dumka Op.59 
Polonaise in A major Op.40 No.1 “Military”
Mazurka in C sharp minor Op.50 No.3 
Polonaise- Fantasie in A flat Op.61
Sonata 1.X.1905 
To the Spring
Homesickness
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen 
Farewell to Hirta 
Danzas Argentinas

Piano Landscapes 

Take a stroll through magical countryside in all its pianistic glory.

Beethoven 
Ireland

Liszt
MacDowell 
Bax 
Debussy

Sonata in D Op.28 " Pastorale "
The Towing Path
The Island Spell
Vallée D'Obermann 
Woodland Sketches 
Winter Waters - Tragic Landscape 
L'Isle Joyeuse

The Piano and the Night 

An evening packed with romantic moonlit moments, fireworks, nightmares and sweet dreams.

Beethoven 
Chopin 
Ravel 
Liszt 
Debussy 

Schumann 

Sonata in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 "Moonlight" 
Two Nocturnes 
Gaspard de la Nuit 
Harmonies du Soir (Transcendental Etude no 11) 
Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir 
Feux d'artifice 
Three pieces from Fantasiestücke Op.12 
    Des Abends 
    Traumes Wirren 
    In der Nacht

Piano Postcards 

The composer abroad! Evocative and exotic impressions from around the world with some of music's most inveterate travellers.

Debussy 



Bridge 
Liszt 
Grieg 


Bax 

Elgar 
Balakirev

La Puerto del Vino 
Les Collines d'Anacapri 
Canope 
Minstrels 
Vignettes de Marseilles 
Vallée D'Obermann 
Solitary Traveller 
Homesickness 
Homeward 
May Night in the Ukraine 
In a Vodka Shop 
In Smyrna 
Islamey

Piano Paintings 

A myriad of colourful pictures in sound inspired by the paintings of Goya, Chagall, Bocklin , Watteau and Hartmann.

Rachmaninov 
Granados 
Peter Thompson 
Debussy 
Mussorgsky

Three Etudes Tableaux Op.39 
Two Pieces from Goyescas 
Marc Chagall Suite 
L'Isle Joyeuse 
Pictures at an Exhibition

Visions and Prophecies 

Visionary music, in turn reflective, anguished, turbulent, fleeting, ecstatic and ultimately triumphant!

Beethoven 
Bloch 
Liszt 


Prokoviev 
Messaien 
Debussy

Sonata A flat Op.110 
Visions and Prophecies 
Two Legends: 
St. Francis Preaching to the Birds 
St. Francis Walking on the Waters 
Visions Fugitives Op.22 
Cloches d'Angoisse et Larmes d'Adieu 
L'Isle Joyeuse

Fairy Tales and Ghostly Stories 

Be prepared to be alternately enchanted and chilled in this bewitching programme of devilishly inspired piano works.

Medtner 
Chopin 
Ravel 
Bridge 
William Bolcom 
Liszt

Fairy-Tale Sonata in C minor Op.25 No.1 
Ballade No 2 in F minor Op.38 
Gaspard de la Nuit 
A Fairy-Tale Suite for Piano 
Three Ghost Rags 
Mephisto Waltz No.1


Four Short Programmes for Lunchtime Concerts & Education Projects:

Rivers and Oceans 

From sparkling springs to stormy seas, here is water music of every variety.

Ireland
MacDowell
Ravel
Baines
Liszt 
Chopin

The Island Spell
Four pieces from "The Sea”
Une Barque sur l'Ocean
The Lone Wreck
Au Bord d'une Source
Barcarolle Op.60 

The Piano Year 

Follow the changing seasons of the year, with this delightful collection of character pieces

Greig 
Tchaikovsky 
Ireland 
Bax 
Grieg 
Tchaikovsky 
Chaminade 
Debussy 
Tchaikovsky 
Debussy 
Chopin 

To the Spring 
Song of the Lark 
Equinox 
On a May Evening 
Summer's Eve 
Harvest Song 
Automne 
Feuilles mortes 
Troika Drive 
Des pas sur la neige 
Etude in A minor Op.25 No.11 "Winter Wind"

Family Life 

Tender, playful, loving and heartfelt tributes to family life, with the odd squabble on the way!

Bach 
Mozart 
Suk 
Mussorgsky 

Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother 
12 Variations on "Ah, vous dirai -je Maman " K.265 
About Mother Op.28 
Children's Prank 
Nanny and I 
First Punishment - Nanny shuts me in a dark cupboard

Piano Storms 

A powerful programme of tempestuous weather at the keyboard. Umbrella essential!

Beethoven 
Chopin 
Liszt 
Debussy 

Sonata in D minor Op.31 No.2 "The Tempest" 
Ballade No.2 in F minor Op.38 
Orage 
Des pas sur la neige 
Le vent dans la plaine 
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest