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Jimmy - James Rhodes Live In Brighton

Bach,J.s. / Beethoven / Rachmaninov / Rhodes
Release Date: 06/19/2012 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 308  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachLudwig van BeethovenMoritz MoszkowskiSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  James Rhodes
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 2008/09 James Rhodes saw his profile go from complete unknown to rising star, attracting celebrity followers including Stephen Fry and Sir David Tang. He swiftly went on to headline London's historical Roundhouse, where he was the first classical pianist to perform since it's re-opening.

In 2010 he made his television debut in the BBC Four documentary Chopin: The Women Behind the Music and in 2011 James went on to present and perform in his very own television series James Rhodes: Piano Man on Sky Arts.

This new disc – recorded live at The Old Market theatre in Brighton – captures the energy of Rhodes in concert as he performs and entertainingly discusses works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov and more
Read more in this 85-minute programme.

"Performances of such natural ease and brilliance that no one can resist." Roundhouse concert review 15th May, Geoff Brown, The Times

"This is impressive, conveyed with conviction and dazzling technique." Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph

"From the outset, it is evident that Rhodes is a thoughtful and attentive pianist." Richard Whitehouse, International Piano Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Etudes (15) de virtuosité, Op. 72 "Per aspera ad astra": no 6 in F major by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1903; Germany 
4.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Notes: Transcribed: Balakirev 
6.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
7.
Widmung (Schumann) for Piano, S 566 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
8.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 7, In the hall of the mountain king by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  James Rhodes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Notes: Transcribed: Ginzburg 

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