Martin Roscoe, piano
Always a popular guest pianist, Martin Roscoe opens his recital with one of the most inspired of Schubertís youthful sonatas ñ the first, with its gracious, lyrical charm, to find a regular place in the repertoire. One of Beethovenís last five sonatas, the magnificent Op.109, will show off Roscoeís interpretative mastery as well as his exemplary keyboard skills. Turning to Hungary, he continues with one of Dohn·nyiís personal favourites, the pastorale on ëAn Angel from Heavení and a Rhapsody followed by three pieces of fabulous inventiveness and kaleidoscopic colours by the virtuoso pianist-composer, Liszt. Between the devotional AbbÈ Liszt and the life-affirming sweep and opulence of the Hungarian Rhapsody No.11 comes the Czardas obstine, offering a flavour of the clashing gipsy dance.
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£6 Young personëMartin Roscoe is a pianist who both thinks and offers full-blooded playing of breadth and depth. In this country, he is an uncommon creature.í
The Daily Telegraph