Leon McCawley 5th July 2021 St. Mary’s Church Map
Our season begins with the welcome return of virtuoso concert pianist Leon McCawley. Particularly regarded as one of the finest players of his generation in the masterpieces of the 18th Century, the first half of his programme is devoted to classical sonatas by Haydn and Mozart. His authority in this repertoire is unmistakeable.
Characterful miniatures by Grieg open the second half, followed by the elegant sweep of Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze. This 18 movement suite is something of a love letter to his wife-
In each and every age
joy and sorrow are mingled:
Remain pious in joy,
and be ready for sorrow with courage.
‘Mr McCawley… probing and virtuosic… an acoustical cocoon of bright, passionate sound.’
New York Times
Franz Josef Haydn – Sonata in C HXVI/50
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Fantasie in C minor K475
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sonata in C minor K457
Edvard Grieg – Slåtter (Norwegian Peasant Dances) Op 72
No.4 Haugelåt. Halling (Halling from the Fairy Hill)
No.2 Jon Vestafes Springdans (Jon Vestafe’s Spring Dance)
Robert Schumann – Davidsbündlertänze Op 6