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Michael McHale

February 18, 2023 7:30 pm
February 18, 2023 9:45 pm
The Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast    View map


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The Romantic Piano

“This programme combines beloved works by some of the Romantic era’s greatest pianist-composers with stories of romance and heartbreak, from Romeo and Juliet to the Greek myth of Hero and Leander, from love song arrangements by Clara and Robert Schumann to more contemporary takes on love and loss.

As I turn 40 this year, I have also included music that has played an important part in my musical life, from my childhood through to the present day, and composers with whom I have a special connection.”

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in C minor op.13 “Pathetique”
John Field: Nocturne No.5 in B flat major

Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturne in E flat major op.9 no.2

Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suite op.75
iv. The Young Juliet vi. The Montagues and the Capulets

vii. Father Lorenzo viii. Mercutio

Franz Schubert: Impromptu op.90 no.4

Three love songs arranged for solo piano:

Augusta Holmès (arr. McHale): Evocation d’Amour

Clara Schumann (arr. McHale): Sie Liebten Sich Beide op.13 no.2

Liszt/Schumann: Liebeslied S.566 “Widmung”

Philip Hammond: …this hour of quiet…

Missy Mazzoli: Heartbreaker

Franz Liszt: Ballade No.2