1 – 31 May 2015
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Johan de Cock presents

A Chopin Recital

at Friends' Meeting House

South African pianist, Johan de Cock, presents a solo piano recital of lesser-known works by Frédéric Chopin. The concert, which will last about an hour, includes some of Chopin's earliest compositions from the 1820s, as well as some of his late masterpieces: Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op.50 No.3, Nocturne in E major, Op.62 No.2, Impromptu No.3 in G flat major, Op.51, as well as a Polonaise, Nocturnes, Waltzes and a posthumous Funeral March in C minor.

When & Where

When:
17, 24, 31 May 16:00 £10 (£8) [1hr]

Venue: Friends' Meeting House

Category:
Music

Tags:
Classical, Live music, Acoustic

Around the web:
Official web site

Age range: All ages

Johan de Cock's Facebook Wall

Here is solo piano work that I composed in 2005 for a series of concerts at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in Bishopsgate, London. This is a LIVE recording, so you'll hear the traffic going past and the occasional siren (John Cage would have probably liked those bits especially!) I'll be playing this again on 17 October at the Brighton Unitarian Church and for my series of upcoming Christmas concerts...

https://soundcloud.com/johandecock/de-cock-variations-on-veni-veni-emmanuel


De Cock: Variations on 'Veni, veni Emmanuel' [LIVE, 2005]

Variations on the hymn tune, 'Veni, vein Emmanuel', written in 2005 and recorded live at St Ethelburga's in Bishopsgate London, December 2005. 1. Theme 2. Pastorale 3. Scherzo 4. March

Johan de Cock - 13/09/2014 08:51:10

The second of Daniel Grimwood's Brenchley Proms is happening TOMORROW near Paddock Wood in Kent. Starting time is 5:30pm and besides a little-known work by Henselt, there will also be works by Schumann and Brahms, featuring the violin and french horn. It is not often that one gets to hear the French Horn in chamber music, so do not miss this! Rockapoodle Ray and I will be there, so do come and join us... :)

http://brenchleyproms.co.uk/

And, musicians, if you want people to support YOUR concerts, you had better get off your lazy butts and start giving some support to others; a 'like' is not good enough!
Don't think for a single second that I don't notice 1) those that are totally self-absorbed and selfish, and 2) those that give endless, positive support to others!


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Henselt, although largely forgotten today, was one of the most famous pianists of his day and one of the most important and influential composers of the nineteenth century. Born in Bavaria, he settled in St Petersburg where he became responsible for the education of virtually all music teachers in R…

Johan de Cock - 05/09/2014 10:49:08

These etudes are a real eye (ear) opener: don't be fooled into believing that Chopin intended these to be played as fast and as loud as possible! :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Chopin-Collection-Angela-Lear-CD-Series-Vol-1-/171444740180?


The Chopin Collection Angela Lear CD Series Vol.1
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Johan de Cock - 03/09/2014 13:58:52

It has existed for less than a week, but our Living Composers' Showcase has already assembled quite the playlist of music for Solo Piano - I am thrilled! :)

https://soundcloud.com/livingcomposersshowcase/sets/september2014-solopiano

Now, we just need PERFORMERS to join and support this page too please. If it wasn't for performers liking and wanting to perform new music, new composers just don't stand a chance. Not all new music is 'pots and pans' and harmonic clusters from hell! Please join our group and support the composers:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/livingcomposers/


September 2014 - Music for Solo Piano

Listen to September 2014 - Music for Solo Piano by LivingComposers'Showcase

Johan de Cock - 03/09/2014 11:12:40

Here are two preludes for piano that I wrote for my students: the first is a homage to Messiaen and uses the octatonic scale. The second is a homage to Arnold Schoenberg and uses a typical 12-tone row.

https://soundcloud.com/johandecock/prelude1
https://soundcloud.com/johandecock/prelude3


De Cock: Prelude No.1 - Hommage to Olivier Messiaen

Prelude No.1 from 12 Preludes for Piano. A little homage to Olivier Messiaen, written for one of my piano students in 2003. Recorded at home on a Yamaha C3 piano on Thursday, 28 August 2014.

Johan de Cock - 28/08/2014 19:21:07

I have set up a new group to showcase ORIGINAL music by LIVING composers only. Anyone may join, but only composers may post (their own) music. It is not limited to genre, but each month will have a specific theme. The theme for September 2014 will be 'Music for Piano or Electric Piano'. Harpsichord, organ and synthesiser (keyboard) music will be showcased another time.
This will also be the homepage for concerts of contemporary music that I will be organising in London and Brighton from 2015 onwards...
Feel free to join, leave (positive and constructive) comments, and to add anyone that you think might be interested!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/livingcomposers


Living Composers' Showcase

  • This is a showcase for composers to post their own, original music, and for those people who love and appreciate contemporary music. It is not limited by style or genre, but each month will have its ...
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Johan de Cock - 28/08/2014 12:35:53

The first of Daniel Grimwood's Brenchley Proms is happening THIS coming Saturday, August the 30th at 5:30pm at the All Saints Church in Brenchley, Kent. Tickets cost £20 and half of this will go to the Safe Project (raising awareness of mental health in young people). There will be piano works by Henselt, Chopin, Schubert and Beethoven, and Mr Grimwood is a hugely talented and passionate musician. Please go along if you can - it is so imperative that we support these 'indie' events if we are to keep our grand tradition of Classical music alive!

http://www.brenchleyproms.co.uk/


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Johan de Cock - 26/08/2014 20:53:59

Thank you to John Bruzon and friends for a most enjoyable lunchtime concert at the Chapel Royal in Brighton today. It was great to see the venue packed to the brim, but unfortunately, I only saw 3 youngsters (yes, it is still school holidays!) If we want this great tradition of classical music to survive, it is IMPERATIVE that we get young people interested and inspired! Will SOMEONE in Brighton please organise a regular series of concerts on a Saturday or Sunday, so that children can attend too! And, PAY THE MUSICIANS (which the Chapel Royal does) - not paying musicians is scandalous and completely unacceptable!

Johan de Cock - 26/08/2014 20:44:58

Attention music lovers: This coming Tuesday, my musical neighbour, John Bruzon (piano), will be performing alongside Evelyn Harrison (clarinet) and Christian Robert-Lewis (violin) at the Chapel Royal in Brighton. They will be playing works by Khachaturian, Milhaud and Bartok and the concert starts at 1:10pm.

http://www.lccr.org.uk/



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Johan de Cock - 24/08/2014 19:33:22

8 weeks and 2 days until my next concert... :)

http://www.concert-diary.com/concert/691503125/Johan-de-Cock-plays-works-by-Mendelssohn-Liszt-and-De-Cock


Concert on 17 October 2014 - Brighton Unitarian Church, Brighton - Johan de Cock plays works by...
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Johan de Cock - 20/08/2014 18:16:02

Unfortunately, I can't be there, but this is going to be one hell of an amazing concert by Graham Fitch aka Practising The Piano. If you are free and in London on 14 September, do not miss it!

http://www.concert-diary.com/concert/715325440/Notes-Notes-with-Graham-Fitch-piano-


Concert on 14 September 2014 - Craxton Studios, London - Notes&Notes with Graham Fitch (piano)
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Johan de Cock - 15/08/2014 21:48:47

It is so inspiring to hear this played at a reasonable tempo - it certainly makes it more expressive and exciting! And, wow, wasn't Guiomar Novaes, just the most amazing pianist! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgVlLX1fLmw&feature=em-uploademail


Guiomar Novaes plays Liszt "Valse oubliée" No. 1

recorded ca. 1962

Johan de Cock - 15/08/2014 09:01:21

If you are free next Tuesday, 19 August, I highly, HIGHLY recommend this lunchtime concert by the cellist, Corinne Morris, at St Martins-in-the-Fields in London!!!!!

http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-corinne-morris/


Free Lunchtime Concert: Corinne Morris (cello) | St Martin-in-the-Fields | Trafalgar Square,...
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British/French cellist Corinne Morris was well on her way to enjoying a promising career performing in major halls of the world, when a debilitating shoulder injury brought her dreams to a halt. Despair turned to hope after discovering a successful treatment from the field of sports medicine. She is…

Johan de Cock - 13/08/2014 12:58:12

A highly recommended series of concerts, celebrating composer, Adolf von Henselt's 200th anniversary:
http://brenchleyproms.co.uk/


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Henselt, although largely forgotten today, was one of the most famous pianists of his day and one of the most important and influential composers of the nineteenth century. Born in Bavaria, he settled in St Petersburg where he became responsible for the education of virtually all music teachers in R…

Johan de Cock - 12/08/2014 21:38:32

[Sigh] I wish Chopin had written more chamber music! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xsoKK0ryKE

Johan de Cock - 08/08/2014 13:36:16

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