In 1922, Béla Bartók made his UK debut as a pianist–not in one of London’s celebrated concert halls, but in Aberystwyth Parish Hall.
Beloved Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams returns to Cowbridge this year with a programme that celebrates the centenary of this event, pairing a number of Bartók’s works with music by Chopin, Grieg, Liszt and others.
Béla Bartók – (the 5 pieces he later orchestrated as ‘Hungarian Sketches’)
– An Evening in the Village (from Ten Easy Pieces, Sz. 39, BB 51, No. 5)
– Bear Dance (from Ten Easy Pieces, Sz. 39, BB 51, No. 10)
– Melody (from Four Dirges, Op. 9a, Sz. 45, BB 58, No. 2)
– Slightly Tipsy (from Three Burlesques, Op. 8c, Sz. 47, BB 55, No. 2)
– Swineherd’s Dance (from For Children, Sz. 42, BB 53, Vol. 2, No. 40)
Frédéric Chopin – Polonaise op.44
Karol Szymanowski – 3 Mazurkas from op.50
Edvard Grieg – Lyric Pieces op.65 nos.1,2 and 6.
Béla Bartók – 6 Romanian Dances
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Dumka
Isaac Albéniz – El Albaicin and El Polo from Iberia
Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody no.12
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Pricing: £20 front seats / £15 nave pews /£1 children & students