Lunchtime Concert: Alexander Ardakov (Piano)
The Tuesdays Till Two spring concert season begins with a concert by Russian pianist Alexander Ardakov.
As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade quiche, cakes, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.
The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £5.
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757):
Sonata in D minor L413
Sonata in F minor K466
Sonata in E major L23
Sonata in C major K159
Jean-Filippe Rameau (1683 – 1764):
Louis-Claude Daquin (1694 – 1772):
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):
Sonata no 17 in D minor op 31 no 2 “Tempest”
Allegro. Adagio. Allegretto
Seven Variations on the Theme
“God Save the King”
(To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 92nd Birthday)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1947):
Rondo Capriccioso op 14
About Alexander Ardakov:
A graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire and a prizewinner at the Viotti International competition in Italy, Alexander’s move to Britain and to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where he has taught since 1991, have helped him to develop as an international recitalist of exceptional versatility and musical integrity. Among his notable recordings are those for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.
Alexander’s audiences are swept up in the sensitivity, intensity and passion of his playing. He feels at home not only with the Russian classics but also with composers of the romantic period such as Chopin, Liszt and Schumann. His extensive discography includes Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson.