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Admission: One Shilling - Piers Lane (piano) with Dame Patricia Routledge

When
Saturday November 17, 2018 at 14:00
Where
Bishopsgate Institute, London
Tickets
£21, no concessions
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  1. 16 Deutsche Tänze, 'German Dances' D783 - Franz Schubert
  2. Intermezzo in C, from 4 Klavierstücke Op 119 - Johannes Brahms
  3. Eusebius, from Carnaval, for piano Op 9 - Robert Schumann
  4. Nocturne No 8 in D flat Op 27 No 2 - Fryderyk Chopin
  5. Prelude and Fugue No 46 in B flat minor, from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' BWV891 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. 2nd movement: Allegro molto, from Sonata for Piano No 31 in A flat Op 110 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. Impromptu No 3 in B flat, from 4 Impromptus Op 142 post; D 935 - Franz Schubert
  8. Waltz No 15 in A flat major, from 16 Waltzes for piano Op 39 - Johannes Brahms
  9. Sonata for keyboard in G L 387 - Domenico Scarlatti
  10. Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring), from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV 147 - Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged for piano by Myra Hess

This musical and theatrical collaboration between multi-award-winning actress Dame Patricia Routledge and international concert pianist Piers Lane, tells the extraordinary, inspiring story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts.

The script for Admission: One Shilling was compiled by Myra’s great-nephew, composer Nigel Hess from her press and radio interviews during World War II, as well as a few BBC broadcasts where she said a few words before playing. This is Myra in her own words: redoubtable, courageous and inspiring.

Through spoken word performance taken from letters, books and interviews given by Myra, interspersed with short piano pieces by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Beethoven and JS Bach - hear how the ‘great adventure’ of these lunchtime concerts began, and how they continued while bombs rained down on London.

Dame Myra was most renowned for her interpretations of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann, but had a wide repertoire rangning from Domenico Scarlatti to contemporary works. Her 'signature' piece, and the one which became most associated with her, was her own arrangement of Bach's chorale prelude Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.

Performances - Saturday 17 November (14.00 and 19.00)


Venue
Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London
London
EC2M 4QH
England
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