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Simon Trpceski plays Grieg, Mendelssohn and Rimsky-Korsakov

Simon Trpceski performs a remarkable piano arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, in addition to Grieg and Mendelssohn. Mark Forrest presents from Birmingham Town Hall.

Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski isn't afraid of a challenge: the climax of this recital at Birmingham Town Hall is Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral tour de force Scheherazade - but performed by one man! This arrangement for solo piano by Paul Gilson shouldn't faze Trpčeski, who has been described as "a first rate virtuoso" by The Arts Desk.

The programme also includes Grieg's masterful Holberg Suite in its original composition for piano and a selection of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words.
Mark Forrest presents this recital from the Grade I-listed Birmingham Town Hall, with its imposing Roman-inspired architecture and enormous pipe organ, once played by Felix Mendelssohn himself.

Since being chosen as one of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists back in 2001, Simon Trpčeski has established himself both as an eminent recitalist and soloist with orchestras around the world, as well as a passionate advocate of Macedonia's cultural scene.

Edvard Grieg - Holberg Suite
Felix Mendelssohn - Songs Without Words (selection)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (arr Paul Gilson) - Scheherazade.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite Op 40

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Songs Without Words (a selection)

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    St Paul - oratorio, Op 36 (Prelude)

    Orchestra: Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
    • MENDELSSOHN: PAULUS, OP. 36.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Sadko (musical picture), Op 5 for orchestra

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Gerard Schwartz.
    • NAXOS : 8.572872.
    • NAXOS.
    • 5.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Scheherazade, adapted for solo piano

    Performer: Simon Trpceski. Music Arranger: Paul Gilson.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Waltz in A minor, Op 12 No 1 (Lyric Pieces Book 1)

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Flight of the Bumble-Bee, transc. for piano (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)

    Performer: Simon Trpceski. Music Arranger: Sergey Rachmaninov.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Venetianisches Gondellied, Op 19 No 6 (Songs Without Words)

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Symphony No 2

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • EMI.

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