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BBC Radio 3 Piano Masterclass

BBC Radio 3 Piano Masterclass: ‘Sooner or Later – the Poetry of the Piano’: David Owen Norris explores how to make melodies expressive on the piano, by changing the time.

In the film, David Owen Norris introduces the topic and works with the following performers and repertoire: Sophie Lythgoe (Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso); Stephen Gearry (Chopin: Fantaisie Impromptu); Emmanuel Vass (Beethoven: 'Moonlight Sonata'); Cathy Liu (Mendelssohn: Song Without Words, Book 6, Op.67, No.5); and Elizabeth Caddy (Mendelssohn: Song Without Words, Book 1, Op.19b, No.4).

The film is presented in association with the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and forms part of the autumn 2012 Piano Season the BBC.

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28 minutes


Role Contributor
Performer David Owen Norris
Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Composer Frédéric Chopin