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


West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road


Franz SchubertImpromptu in F minor, D.935 no.1
Ludwig van Beethoven33 Variations on a waltz by Diabelli, Op.120
Franz SchubertImpromptu in B flat major, D.935 no.3


James Lisney – piano

Programme Note

The late works of composers, artists and writers can be intransigent and contradictory, sometimes valedictory, but often display an exceptional aesthetic mastery and distilled artistic focus.

Beethoven’s ‘Diabelli’ variations, 33 variations for piano on a waltz by the music publisher and composer Anton Diabelli. Considered to be one of the greatest sets of variations for keyboard alongside Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ variations, it is a work of great wit, humour, ingenuity, allusion and parody combined with a vast range of textures, pulse, sonority and movement.

The audience will not exceed 150, to allow for comfortable distancing.

Please note that there is no interval in this performance.

James Lisney (image credit: Suzie Maeder)

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