Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Michael and All Angels Church
Victoria Road
East Sussex


Johann Sebastian BachChaconne in D minor, BWV 1004 (arr. Brahms)
Frédéric ChopinEtudes Op.10: nos 1-6 (arr. for left hand by L. Godowsky)
Federico Mompou6ème Prélude (pour la main gauche)
~ Interval ~
Johann Sebastian BachChromatic Fantasia, BWV 903a (arr. Warzycki)
Frédéric ChopinEtudes Op.10: nos 7-12 (arr. for left hand by L. Godowsky)
Frank Bridge3 Improvisations for the Left-Hand, H.134


Stefan Warzycki – piano

Programme Note

The centrepiece of this recital is Chopin's Op. 10 Études, as elaborated for the left hand alone by Leopold Godowsky. They are fantastically challenging for the performer, and it is extremely rare for the whole set to be performed in one programme. Here they will be played in groups of three, interspersed with charming miniatures by Mompou and Bridge.

Unlike much of the left hand piano repertoire, Godowsky's oeuvre for the left hand was not composed specifically for pianists who had lost the use of their right hand but to help all pianists to develop the capability of their left hand, which he considered to be an undervalued and underused resource.

The recital also includes two of Bach's noblest works: the famous Chaconne from the solo violin partita in D minor in a wonderful piano arrangement by Brahms, and Stefan Warzycki's own arrangement of the Chromatic Fantasia.

Stefan Warzycki

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