3 May - 1 June
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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

17, 24, 31 May 16:00 £10 (£8) [1hr]

Venue: Friends' Meeting House


Classical, Live music, Acoustic

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Age range: All ages

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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!


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! :)


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!!!!!


Free Lunchtime Concert: Corinne Morris (cello) | St Martin-in-the-Fields | Trafalgar Square,...
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:

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! :)


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

Do you know Karol Szymanowski's music? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karol_Szymanowski

Here is Alicja Fiderkiewicz playing 'Tantris the Clown' from Masques, Op.34 (1916) No.2:

And, his Prelude in D Minor. op.1, No 2, which is especially romantic and beautiful:

Johan de Cock - 02/08/2014 22:50:43

"Brahms' Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his." Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)

Johan de Cock - 31/07/2014 23:38:13

Greatly looking forward to this next concert, especially the Venetian Gondola Songs by Felix Mendelssohn: you get to use loads more pedal than one would normally employ in his piano music, creating some interesting washes of colour.

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

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Johan de Cock - 31/07/2014 23:33:12

If you are free on 22 September 2014, and can get to the Isle of Man, the great Polish pianist, Alicja Fiderkiewicz, is presenting a recital of works by Chopin, Bacewicz and Syzmanowski. A great programme, played by a true artist - well worth travelling the distance for!

Details can be found here: http://hhpromotionslondon.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/RamseyMusicSociety-Alicja.pdf

Johan de Cock - 28/07/2014 15:16:26

Grey Clouds (with rain and thunder): perfect day to be practising late Liszt...

Johan de Cock - 28/07/2014 10:20:24

Watch, listen and LEARN - a true legend, and what a humble, charming man! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qeJkWT5dek#t=2939

Leslie Howard in conversation with Melanie Spanswick

I met with concert pianist and composer Leslie Howard recently at his home in London and we chatted about his life and career.

Johan de Cock - 27/07/2014 10:30:14

My favourite of the Chopin ballades, played so expressively and beautifully by Alicja Fiderkiewicz - please listen and share:


Alicja Fiderkiewicz plays Chopin Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52 (1831 to 1842)

Recorded during the Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianists in Manchester UK. Buy online from: http://www.divine-art.co.uk/mm5/mercha...

Johan de Cock - 26/07/2014 11:58:26

I am so delighted to be getting the first few scores in for my Christmas concerts, with an especially lovely, vibrant and witty Fantasy by Trevor du Buisson. Now I need to practise extremely hard to do these works justice! :)

Johan de Cock - 24/07/2014 08:15:07

Oh wow, it is so thrilling to hear this piece played how Chopin originally intended it! Beautiful... [sigh] and respect to Daniel Grimwood!


Bluthner Model 6 ca 1913

Daniel Grimwood plays the Chopin Nocturne C sharp minor opus posthumous on a small (5' 9") Bluthner grand. Featured are photos from before, during, and after...

Johan de Cock - 22/07/2014 12:15:56

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