Clare Hall Music Committee will present its first concert of the new academic year on 17 October, as Patrick Hemmerlé plays a selection of works by Beethoven and Medtner.
Acclaimed for the originality of his concert programmes and the depth of his interpretations, Patrick is Clare Hall's Musician-in-Residence. He can often be heard performing works such as the 24 Chopin Etudes, the 48 Bach Prelude and Fugues, or lesser-known composers such as Roger-Ducasse, whose public recognition is not equal to their worth. Recent engagements have taken him to New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, and Prague, as well as many festivals and music societies in the UK.
This concert will be in-person only, and admission is free. You can request tickets by completing this Google Form: https://forms.gle/LrWCvFjxJRN7GTE78 by midday on 14 October. Tickets will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis and you'll receive a confirmation email from us if your booking has been successful. Find further details on this webpage.
Ahead of the recital, Patrick shares:
"This concert puts together two of the most important works of their respective authors. Beethoven's Tempest Sonata is one of the crowning achievements of his middle years. Medtner was regarded by Rachmaninoff as the best composer of his generation, and his body of fourteen piano Sonatas is one of the most important corpus of the twentieth century. The opus 25 number 2, the Night Wind, is widely regarded as the finest of the set."
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