LISZT SOCIETY ANNUAL DAY – 24th NOVEMBER 2018

The 2018 Annual Day turned out even better a triumphant success in all departments than that of the previous year, very largely due to the splendid (and warm and welcoming!) new venue of St Mary’s Perivale.

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Proceedings began shortly after midday with the Annual General Meeting, which was briskly concluded in just 22 minutes.  

THE PRIZE-WINNER'S RECITAL

The winner of the 2017 Liszt Society International Piano Competition, Keishi Suzuki, was happily in attendance, having recently returned from a very successful prize recital in Vienna, organised by Christopher Devine.  The runner-up in the 2017 competition was Luca Monachino, who had travelled from Sicily to play an excellent recital for us.  (As usual, the recital was jointly presented by The Liszt Society with The Keyboard Charitable Trust.)

Luca Monachino gave us a very nicely balanced programme, beginning with a very confident account of Clementi’s far-too-rarely performed G minor Sonata, opus 7, no. 3 before leaping the century to give us a work that was clearly inspired by Liszt (as well as a painting by Watteau):Debussy’s L’isle joyeuse.  He then presented a kindred work: the two movement 2nd Sonata (Sonate-Fantaisie) of Skryabin, in which he made light of the work’s considerable technical challenges.  He gave us a Liszt group to conclude: the famous transcription of Wagner’s Isoldens Liebestod, the 10th of the Transcendental Etudes and the marvellous and incomprehensibly neglected Marche héroique dans le genre hongrois (which Mr Monachino had played so memorably in the 2017 competition).  His playing throughout was technially assured, and displayed a fine palette of tone-colours and emotions.  A sincere and compelling artist all round, further exemplified in his encore – a charming account of Chopin’s opus 10 no. 3 Etude.

12.00

Annual General Meeting

1.00

Lunchtime Recital – Luca Monachino

Prize-winner of the Liszt Society International Piano Competition 2017

 

Muzio CLEMENTI (1752-1832)

Sonata in G minor, op.7 no. 3

i)                 Allegro espressivo

ii)                [Adagio]: cantabile

iii)               Allegro agitato

 

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)

L' isle joyeuse

 

Alexander SKRYABIN (1871-1915)

Sonata no. 2 in G sharp minor, opus 19  ‘Sonate-Fantaisie’

 

Ferenc LISZT (1811-1886)

Isoldens Liebestod –Schlußszene aus Richard Wagners Tristan und Isolde, S447

Douze Etudes d’exécution transcendante, S139: no. 10 in F minor

Marche héroique dans le genre hongrois, S231

 

2.30

The Liszt Society International Piano Competition 2018

5.00

Jury’s Verdict and Presentation of Awards

THE LISZT SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 2018

THE FINAL

All works by Ferenc Liszt

 

Corbin Beisner (USA, b. 1988) 

Années de pèlerinage – Deuxième Année – Italie, S161

           no.5: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca ‘Pace non trovo’

           no.7: Après une lecture de Dante – Fantasia quasi sonata

 

Phillip Leslie (UK, b. 1999)

Années de pèlerinage – Deuxième Année – Italie,S161

           no.5: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca ‘Pace non trovo’

Années de pèlerinage – Troisième Année, S163

           no.2: Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este – Thrénodie I

Csárdás obstinée, S225/2

Rigoletto de G. Verdi – Paraphrase de concert,S434

 

Pascal Pascaleff (Bulgaria, b. 1991)

Quatre Valses oubliées, S215

           no.1 in F sharp major

Années de pèlerinage – Deuxième Année – Italie,S161

           no.7: Après une lecture de Dante – Fantasia quasi sonata

 

Raymond Wui Man Yiu (UK, b. 1993)

La lugubre gondola II, S200/2

Variationen über das Motiv von J. S. Bach: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen Zagen, S180

Event Details
November 24, 2018
St. Mary'sChurch, Perivale

St. Mary'sChurch, Perivale, London, UB6 8SS