Breinton Recital Society
presents a recital by
Sunday 16 June 2013 at 7:30 pm
Tickets are priced at £20 each, include snacks and drinks during the interval, and are on sale now. Please make your reservation online and pay by PayPal or credit card, or send us a cheque by post.
"Liebeck and Apekisheva... delivering a series of performances, ranging from Baroque to 20th century, that were sinuous, delicate and intimately polished. Bach's A major Sonata benefited from the pianist's pinpoint articulation, matched by Liebeck's silvery precision. The entire opening of the recital was judiciously restrained, the elegance of the Bach leading gently into the muted Mozart's E minor Sonata."
We welcomed BBC Musician of the Year 2010, Lara Melda, to Breinton on Saturday 13 April for a solo piano recital. She came with an exciting programme of Bach, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt and we had a record 60 guests who, amazingly, all arrived on time and were ready for the 7.30pm start!
Bach’s Prelude and Fugue, each written in each of the 12 major and minor keys, offer a wide range of styles. It is unlikely that Bach intended for these pieces for concert performance, but they make a simple and smooth introduction at the start of a recital. And, both Mozart and Beethoven are known to have played them! Lara’s choices, No. 4 in C sharp minor and No. 5 in D major, were well contrasted pieces and indeed were a good introduction to the programme that followed.
Her Chopin choices included two etudes, two nocturnes and a scherzo and I enjoyed all of them. What surprised me was that I still made some new discoveries in these familiar pieces which I must have heard many different times by different performers. Lara’s interpretations were quite distinctive with a different emphasis, accent and focus from that I’ve been used to hearing; therefore, she sounded very fresh to my ears.
The last time I visited Woodhouse Copse was for a piano recital by Maxim Štšura in January, which was a part of their Piano World series. Today’s pianist, Marta Menezes is, like Maxim, is a piano student at the Royal College of Music. The artistic director at Woodhouse, my friend Monika Saunders, believes in supporting young musicians who are in the final years of their study.
Our music recitals are performed in a private home in Woking to intimate audiences of less than 50 guests. It is a unique experience to listen to musicians in this environment. There is plenty of opportunity to interact with fellow members, as well as to meet the artists themselves. Performances start at 7:30 pm. Breinton is near to Brookwood Cemetery and parking is available.
Tickets are priced at £18 each for solo artists and £20 each for duos which includes light snacks and drinks served during the interval. Tickets can be purchased online via this website from around six weeks before each Soirée.
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