Pianist James Lisney

Endgame – the final sonatas


Tuesday 5th May

8:00 pm

In aid of The Amber Trust (www.ambertrust.org)
"Amber’s vision is to give blind and partially sighted children the best possible chance to fulfil their musical aspirations.”

"a breathtaking interpretation of some of the final works of the great composers". Seen and Heard International.

“These piano sonatas.. are wonders of the western world. Occasional moments are utterly, shiningly simple. Their unselfconscious, unadorned utterances recall the wonderfully simple phrases that appear in Shakespeare’s last plays. Both speak directly to the heart. Other stretches of music test anyone’s technique, requiring grinding force and power at demonic speeds. James Lisney has the skills and dynamism to integrate these difficulties into the very essence of his playing.
Lisney…made of these sonatas a phoenix, boundlessly expressing a glorious rebirth of Beethoven’s creativity, re-animating the very phrases of his musical processes in all their enchanting, mercurial, forceful, kaleidoscopic variety – brusque and blunt, longing and tender, ineffable and sublime. One felt that all emotions human-beings had ever felt were incomparably here – and, further, some that had been felt only by this extraordinary man and, maybe, just a few others. Lisney gave us a journey of the soul”. Classical Source

Haydn Sonata in E flat, Hob. XVI/52
Beethoven Sonata in c, opus 111
Chopin Mazurkas, opus 63
Schubert Sonata in B flat, D. 960

Ticket & Booking Information
Full price £20, Concessions £10, Students and under 18 £5
ADC Ticketing 01223 300085

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