Romantic character pieces for piano

Romantic Character Pieces for piano

With: Tinus Botha (piano)

According to the Harvard dictionary of music, the character piece is “…the favoured and characteristic form of Romantic piano music, where it serves as the vehicle of expression for every conceivable mood, thought, vision or emotion.” The series of works represented in this programme intends to provide a broad survey of the genre, and includes works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, and Scriabin. Two song transcriptions (Schubert-Liszt) conclude the recital. This programme is both accessible and musically substantial; a must for lovers of piano music.