Lunchtime Concert - Images

Michael Ierace  piano

Respighi  Valse Caressante and Notturno from 6 Pieces for Piano
Grieg  Ballade Op. 24
Debussy  Images, Book 1

Neoclassical Respighi drew inspiration from Chopin for his salon-esque waltz (originally for violin and piano) and his most famous piano work, Notturno, has been described as having a “Rachmaninovian” feel. Grieg’s nine variations on a Norwegian folk theme (plus a coda) embrace a gamut of emotions, whilst Debussy, steeped in impressionism and symbolism and “almost as fond of pictures as of music”, produced dramatic contrasting works with evocative titles in his 1905 Images Book 1. Featuring alumnus and staff pianist Michael Ierace.

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