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Following his successful piano weekend in April last year, the Goods Shed welcomes back William Howard for another programme of gorgeous romantic piano works.

Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso Op.14
Schubert Four Impromptus D935 (Op.142)

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Chopin Ballade No.1 in G minor Op.23
Fauré Romance sans Paroles in A flat Op.17 No.3
Impromptu No.2 in F minor Op.31
Barcarolle No.4 in A flat Op.44
Nocturne No.6 in D flat Op.63
Debussy L’Isle Joyeuse

At the heart of this programme are two of the best loved works of the romantic piano literature, Chopin’s First Ballade and Schubert’s second set of Impromptus, written towards the end of his short life. These are framed by the young Mendelssohn’s scintillating and virtuosic Rondo Capriccioso, a group of exquisitely beautiful pieces by Fauré, and Debussy’s passionate L’Isle Joyeuse, which he wrote in 1904 on Jersey, where he spent the summer with his lover Emma Bardac.

‘A thoughtful, poetic player’ Sunday Times

‘…a pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility…’ The Independent

William Howard is one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries. He performs regularly at major venues and festivals in the UK and can be heard frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. He has made over forty CD recordings and premiered several dozen new works by leading composers from the UK and abroad. His highly acclaimed album of Sixteen Love Songs for solo piano was released by Orchid Classics in June 2016 and was the start of a wider project to commission sixteen new piano love songs, which were all premiered in 2016/17 and released on CD in June 2018. Forthcoming engagements include concerts in the USA and the Czech Republic as well as around the UK and the premiere of 24 Preludes and Fugues by Howard Skempton.

www.williamhoward.co.uk

Advance “early bird” tickets for this event are £16.50 On the door on the night they will cost  £18.00

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