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Piano Explored

Haydn Piano Concerto in D major & Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Trumpet and Strings

Part of the London Mozart Players 70th Birthday Season

Add to my Calendar 14-11-2018 13:05 14-11-2018 15:05 36 Piano Explored The latest in LMP’s Piano Explored lunchtime series, this year with a twist! In their 70th anniversary season, musicians from LMP join Conductor Laureate and soloist Howard Shelley in works that feature multiple soloists. Haydn’s exhilarating Piano Concerto in D is perhaps his most popular work for keyboard. A piece that comes nearest to Mozart in style, it ends with an exuberant Hungarian rondo finale that requires a virtuosic display from the pianist. Shostakovich’s delightful concerto for Piano, Trumpet and strings combines wit, energy and lyricism in a mix of styles that the young composer had become known for. Full of light-hearted musical jokes parodying themes from Beethoven, Haydn and Mahler, this brilliant piece is also characterized by expressive melodies, with the dramatic alternating styles designed to show off Shostakovich’s skill as a pianist and delight performers and audience alike. Principal Trumpet Paul Archibald joins Howard Shelley in this humorous and musical tour de force. Piano Explored is the perfect lunch break for Londoners, commuters, day-trippers and holiday-makers! In one whistle-stop hour, pianist/conductor Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players whisk you through an exciting deconstruction of some of classical music’s most celebrated works. St John's Smith Square, London DD/MM/YYYY

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St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
City of Westminster

London
SW1P 3HA
England


Programme

Dmitry ShostakovichConcerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra in C minor, Op.35
Joseph HaydnKeyboard Concerto in D major, Hob.XVIII:11

Performers

Howard Shelley – piano / director
Paul Archibald – trumpet

London Mozart Players

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Programme Note

The latest in LMP’s Piano Explored lunchtime series, this year with a twist! In their 70th anniversary season, musicians from LMP join Conductor Laureate and soloist Howard Shelley in works that feature multiple soloists.

Haydn’s exhilarating Piano Concerto in D is perhaps his most popular work for keyboard. A piece that comes nearest to Mozart in style, it ends with an exuberant Hungarian rondo finale that requires a virtuosic display from the pianist.

Shostakovich’s delightful concerto for Piano, Trumpet and strings combines wit, energy and lyricism in a mix of styles that the young composer had become known for. Full of light-hearted musical jokes parodying themes from Beethoven, Haydn and Mahler, this brilliant piece is also characterized by expressive melodies, with the dramatic alternating styles designed to show off Shostakovich’s skill as a pianist and delight performers and audience alike. Principal Trumpet Paul Archibald joins Howard Shelley in this humorous and musical tour de force.

Piano Explored is the perfect lunch break for Londoners, commuters, day-trippers and holiday-makers! In one whistle-stop hour, pianist/conductor Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players whisk you through an exciting deconstruction of some of classical music’s most celebrated works.

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