David Parry & Stanley Butcher: Four Hands on Two Pianos
Sunday 12th November - 3pm
Motzart - Schumann - Saint-Saens - Poulenc - Butcher
David Parry and Stanley Butcher will form a formidable Piano Duo for our concert in November. David is perhaps more well-known as one of the UK’s leading conductors, particularly in the field of opera, but his superlative piano playing has drawn praise from far and wide. Stanley Butcher is familiar to us from last years Young Musicians Concert and his talent and technique is blossoming with each passing day.
They will perform the exquisite Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos on the new Yamaha Grand Piano (purchased this year) and the old Bechstein Grand Piano (purchased in 1905!) currently housed in The Belfry Centre. Completing the programme will be Schumann’s Andante & Variations for Two Pianos, Saint-Saens - Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, two small works by Pou-lenc, and the performance of a new work by our young pianist/composer Stanley Butcher –Paraphrase on Offenbach’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’.