STEPHEN DE PLEDGE
Sunday 28 March at 4 pm

Mozart – Sonata in C minor K457
Fit 4 Piano Etudes, 1-6
(Anthony Ritchie, Claire Cowan, David Hamilton, John Psathas, Louise Webster, Ben Hoadley)
Amy Beach – 4 Sketches
Bach – English Suite no.3 in G minor
Fit 4 Piano Etudes 7-12
(Craig Utting, Janet Jennings, Kenneth Young, Eve de Castro-Robinson, Leonie Holmes, Jenny McLeod)
Improvisations
Falla – Ritual Fire Dance

 

 

 

This recital features two of my favourite works from the piano repertoire – Bach’s G minor English Suite and Mozart’s dramatic Sonata in C minor.  I am delighted to be performing 12 brand new Etudes written for Rae de Lisle’s Fit4Piano series by some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most respected composers – this is an exciting project, and these minute-long pieces are gems!  The programme is completed with some improvisations, the glorious characterful Sketches of Amy Beach and Manuel de Falla’s famous Ritual Fire Dance.