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Wigmore Hall Mondays: Leon McCawley

Live from Wigmore Hall, London, Leon McCawley plays piano music by Haydn, Gal, Chopin and Beethoven. Introduced by Clemency Burton-Hill.

Leon McCawley plays piano music by Haydn, Gál, Chopin and Beethoven.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London.
Introduced by Clemency Burton-Hill.

Haydn: Piano Sonata in C minor, HXVI:20
Hans Gál: Three Preludes, Op 65
Chopin: 2 Nocturnes, Op 37
Beethoven: 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80

Leon McCawley, piano

Leon McCawley's world première recording of Hans Gál's piano works championed the music of a composer who fled the Nazis to find refuge in Britain. Gál's Three Preludes complement Haydn's dramatic C minor Sonata and the elegance of Chopin's Nocturnes.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata in C minor H.16.20 for piano

    Performer: Leon McCawley.
  • Hans Gál

    3 Preludes Op.65 for piano

    Performer: Leon McCawley.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    2 Nocturnes Op.37 for piano

    Performer: Leon McCawley.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    32 Variations in C minor WoO.80 for piano

    Performer: Leon McCawley.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in C major Op.33 No. 2

    Performer: Leon McCawley.

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