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Event Detail
Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall present

Cordelia Williams (piano)

Monday 23 November, 7.30pm
Live Streamed from Lakeside Arts

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55 minutes, plus 15 minutes Q&A (no interval)

Mozart  Fantasia in D minor, K397
Scriabin  Sonata-Fantasy, Op. 19
Liszt  Consolations, Nos. 1 and 2 in E major, S172
Tomkins  A Sad Pavan for these Distracted Times
Schubert  Sonata in C minor, D958

This event will be live streamed via YouTube, with a private link emailed to each booker.

In addition to the live performance, the concert will be available to ticket bookers for a period of 72 hours following the end of the live stream.

In this joint venture between the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall and Lakeside Arts, British pianist Cordelia Williams performs this live-streamed concert from the Djanogly Theatre, University of Nottingham. A fluent and insightful performer, Cordelia is a familiar face to Nottingham audiences having given several recital and concerto performances at the Royal Concert Hall and hosting her informal Café Muse series in the Theatre Royal.

Cordelia begins with the shape-shifting emotions of Mozart’s D minor Fantasia, followed by atmospheric pieces from Scriabin and Liszt. Scriabin’s late 19th-century Sonata-Fantasy evokes different visions of the sea, opening with evening tranquillity and ending with stormy agitation. Liszt’s Consolations were written in the style of Nocturnes, each expressing different moods but united by their lyricism. Thomas Tomkins’ ‘A Sad Pavane for These Distracted Times’ was written in 1649 in response to the execution of Charles I, but its title and melancholy speak directly to our own feelings of anxiety and loss in the face of a global crisis. Schubert was facing the prospect of his own mortality when he wrote the dark-hued Sonata in C minor. Now one of the cornerstones of the piano repertoire, the C minor Sonata alludes to the works of Beethoven, whom Schubert venerated, but its taut construction and depth of feeling are uniquely his, conveying psychological narratives with compelling power.

The evening will begin with a short Q & A with Cordelia, hosted by Catherine Hocking, Head of Music Programmes, Lakeside Arts.

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Photo credit: Benjamin Ealovega

This performance has been made possible through a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

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