Melvyn Tan

Melvyn Tan, piano

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Weber Invitation to the Waltz
Liszt Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Esté; Les Cloches de Genève; Feux Fiollets
Jonathan Dove Catching Fire
Chopin 24 Preludes

Renowned for his formidable championship of the Fortepiano with countless recordings demonstrating a keen mind and breathtaking musicianship, Melvyn Tan has always remained a consummate performer on the modern piano. His groundbreaking recordings of Beethoven concertos with Sir Roger Norrington remain an inspiration for all interpreters of these works, and firmly established the fortepiano as such an important part of understanding classical keyboard music per se, but he brings a scintillating early romantic programme for the modern instrument to Buxton, delicately drawing links between Weber and Liszt, alongside Jonathan Dove’s virtuosic intensity which was written for him and received its world premiere only last year. The Chopin Preludes were all composed at pretty much exactly the same time as Liszt’s Annee de Pelerinage, and if these were the only works left by Chopin, they would alone surely secure his place in the pantheon of great composers


15 July 2017


3.30pm  - 5.00pm




Pavilion Arts Centre

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