Conservatoire Concerts – The Show Goes On!
Conservatoire Concerts will go on!
After the success of their first online concert, Conservatoire Concerts are offering you the opportunity to watch it again on their website www.conservatoireconcerts.org.uk.
The next concert will be streamed online live on Saturday, 30 May at 6.30pm. Donations towards musicians’ fees can by made by using Paypal as instructed on the first page of the website.
This week’s concert will be performed by 19 pianists and they will be performing ‘Libro di Canti Italiano’, which is the fourth in Peter Seabourne’s ‘Steps’ piano series.
“Libro di Canti Italiano” is the fourth in Peter Seabourne’s “Steps” piano series, a cycle of 19 piano pieces lasting some 50 minutes. The collection explores aspects of the Italian temperament – passion, spontaneity, extroversion, even a little subversiveness and mutiny – in a series of “songs without words”. Some of these explore these themes directly, whilst others have sub-plots and subsidiary connections. The work opens and closes with “songs” of joy and vitality but in between we find a kaleidoscope of colours, moods and atmospheres – everything from falling leaves to an insistent little bird; from dreams to drunkenness; from raindrops to a sad carillon. These often call for virtuosity, but also tenderness and poetry. Throughout there is great rhythmic inventiveness and strong characterisation, but unlike much contemporary writing this music always remains approachable and immediate.
British composer Peter Seabourne is 60 in a few months time. He suffered a 13 year silence in mid-career and disowned all his earlier work upon resuming in 2001. The piano has become central to his output. He is now often performed worldwide, with several international prizes, many CDs, broadcasts and reviews. His music is accessible, but with integrity, and his language is instantly identifiable. He follows his own stylistic path.
“A composer of immense emotional clout” [Classical Reviewer]
“Ambitious, questing and pointedly European in outlook, the music of Peter Seabourne avoids easy answers. Clearly Seabourne is a composer with whom to reckon, his music combining a demonstrably Romantic rhetoric with an always audible and yet never facile approach to tonality.” [Musical Opinion]
For more details, please contact Suzanne Cacciottolo on 07940013314 or email [email protected]