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Presteigne Festival: Lili Boulanger, Peate, Rachmaninov, Finnis and Earl Wild

Presteigne Festival, live at St David's Hall, Cardiff. Pianist Clare Hammond performs Lili Boulanger, Robert Peate, Rachmaninov, Edmund Finnis and Earl Wild.

Presteigne Festival, live at St David's Hall, Cardiff. A fixture in the Welsh cultural calendar for approaching 40 years, due to the pandemic this year the festival wasn't able to run its usual programme of concerts in the historic and scenic setting of Presteigne in Radnorshire, Powys. A regular performer at the festival, pianist Clare Hammond presents an eclectic programme of music ranging from Lili Boulanger's gentle, yet harmonically adventurous Little Pieces to Rachmaninov and Earl Wild's homage to Gershwin. Reflecting the festival's support of new music, Clare includes two works that were written for her, Robert Peate's Pearl, which was premiered at the festival in 2013 and Edmund Finnis's Youth, which received its premiere in 2017.

Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas

Lili Boulanger: Trois Morceaux
Robert Peate: Pearl
Sergei Rachmaninov: Sonata No 2 (revised version, 1931)
Edmund Finnis: Youth
Earl Wild: Three Virtuoso Etudes after Gershwin Nos 4 and 6, ‘Embraceable You’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’

Clare Hammond, piano

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Lili Boulanger

    3 Morceaux pour piano

    Performer: Clare Hammond.
  • Robert Peate


    Performer: Clare Hammond.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Sonata No 2 (Revised 1931)

    Performer: Clare Hammond.
  • Edmund Finnis


    Performer: Clare Hammond.
  • Earl Wild

    Virtuoso Etudes after Gershwin: "I Got Rhythm"

    Performer: Clare Hammond.


  • Fri 11 Dec 2020 13:00