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A Piano Concert by Patrick Hemmerlé

Date: Saturday 11 November 2023, 7.30pm
Location: Clare Hall Dining Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL

In this programme of two halves, musician-in-residence Patrick Hemmerlé brings together works that everything seem to oppose. The quiet introspection, the outward simplicity of Schubert’s most serene Sonata is counterbalanced by a series of operatic transcription in the grand style of the 19th century, a genre in which Liszt reigns supreme. The Wagner Liebestod is a perfect example of a strict transcription in the purest style, while the Don Juan paraphrase, considered one of the most difficult pieces in the repertoire, uses the main themes of the opera, woven together with incredible daring.

Paul Pabst was a student of Liszt, therefore well qualified to write paraphrases from Tchaikovsky’s opera, whom he knew very well. Percy Grainger’s delightful “Ramble on Love” demonstrates his subtle piano writing and sympathy with the sound world of Richard Strauss quintessentially Viennese opera. 


£20 (General Admission), £15 (Clare Hall Members), £10 (Students/Children)

Tickets available for purchase on Eventbrite.


Schubert Sonata in G major, D894

Wagner-Liszt Isoldes Liebestod

Strauss-Grainger Ramble on Love, from Rosenkavalier

Tchaïkovsky-Pabst Paraphrase on Eugene Onegin

Mozart-Liszt Reminiscence de Don Juan