Music and Reviews from Clare, Limerick, Waterford and sometimes further afield

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lunchtime Limerick Piano Green at St Mary's

Arabesque Op 18 Schumann
Prelude no 13 in F#major Frederic Chopin
Polonaise in C#minor op 26 no 1 "
Study in C# minor op 25 no 7 "
Polonaise in A major op 40 no 1 "
Cantos de Espana no 4 Cordoba Albeniz
Prelude Foxtrot Martinu

A large crowd gathered in St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick to hear well known stalwart of the local musical scene, Malcolm Green, give his first piano recital in 15 years. My guest Sr. Anne Considine and I travelled from Ennis for the occasion and we were not disappointed .
The soloist delivered an attractive programme of works by Schumann, Chopin and Albeniz . The spoken introductions and a little poetry added much to the enjoyment of the occasion and the performer seemed to relish the sound range of the instrument in the accoustic of the vaulted space, delivering the programme with vigour balanced with tenderness, the latter quality perhaps most evident in the Chopin study while the former clearly demonstrated in the polonaises. T
The recital will I believe remain in our memories as a special musical offering and a generous contribution to the musical life of Limerick this year. Anne claimed her arthritis was much eased by healing power of Malcolm's playing. Powerful stuff indeed!

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