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Lunchtime Concert: Andrew Ward

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Auckland pianist Andrew Ward brings a recital to Nelson which features music based upon images of nature, composed by Rameau, Beethoven and Ravel.
Experience the splendour of the eighteenth century through the evocative pictures in sound painted by French ancien régime composer Jean-Phillippe Rameau, alongside those of a modern French master, the Miroirs, by Maurice Ravel.
Written in the early twentieth century, this suite of masterpieces combines ravishing colours, effects and unique textures, which had previously never been heard in piano music.
In between, Andrew performs the much-loved “Moonlight” Sonata Op.27, no.2, by Beethoven, which provides a fascinating early attempt by the composer to free up the established sonata model of the early nineteenth century, in order to accommodate the intense creativity of his compositional ideas.
The famous calm of the first movement is contrasted by the wit of the second, and then the fireworks of the third, providing an immensely satisfying listening experience.
Come along and enjoy!


November 17
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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