image for Music item typeFreddy Kempf at The Shirley Hall

Music, Tue 24 Oct 2017

Freddy Kempf

Freddy Kempf

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Canterbury,
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Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 22 Oct Mary Black
Tue 24 Oct Freddy Kempf
Fri 27 Oct Nocturne
Tue 31 Oct Tom Allen - Absolutely
Wed 1 Nov Emma Johnson (Clarinet) and Friends
Fri 3 Nov Rich Hall

Details

Tchaikovsky - The Seasons
Rachmaninov - Études Tableaux Op 39

The Festival is delighted to welcome back Freddy Kempf whose international reputation continues to soar. This evening’s programme tests the combination of sensitivity and explosive physicality for which he is renowned.

The title Études Tableaux or picture études was apparently coined by Rachmaninov, each piece presents a pianistic problem (in the tradition of the étude), although the composer was reluctant to reveal his inspiration. He stated, ‘I do not believe in the artist disclosing too much of his images. Let them paint for themselves what it most suggests.’

No such prescription from Tchaikovsky in The Seasons, twelve pieces characterising the months of the year.

Contrarily, we are told that Rachmaninov’s favourite was Troika (November), in which jingling sleigh bells in the right hand can clearly be heard!

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 24 Oct 2017 19:30
Approx. duration: 2 hours.

Prices

Tickets: £21.25

All ticket prices include a Marlowe per-ticket booking fee of £1.25.

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