Pianist for Seaton concert

PUBLISHED: 16:28 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 15 June 2010

A FINE young French pianist, who has already been heard on a number of occasions in East Devon, is the visiting artist for Seaton Music's next concert, on Thursday, March 13.

A FINE young French pianist, who has already been heard on a number of occasions in East Devon, is the visiting artist for Seaton Music's next concert, on Thursday, March 13.

Amandine Savary is already making quite a stir in the musical world, both in her native France, and abroad.

She likes to bring the music of her compatriots to the fore and her Seaton recital will include Franck's monumental Prelude, Choral and Fugue which reflects the Belgian born composer's life in the organ loft at the Paris church of St Clotilde. Henri Dutilleux, who has recently celebrated his 92nd birthday, and is adamant that he still has much more to say musically, is another French composer who will be represented by his three atmospheric Preludes.

JS Bach appears in her programme with the early Toccata in D major and another familiar piece will be Schumann's Arabesque with its decorative figurations. Another very interesting piece to finish will be Schumann's Kreisleriana. He was particularly drawn to the works of the eccentric ETA Hoffmann and his highly imaginative stories which created a balance between fantasy and reality. Schumann's equally fanciful work was based on the character Johannes Kreisler, a zany musician.

The concert takes place at the town hall, starting at 7.30pm. All are very welcome with tickets available from Eve Gallery, Fore Street, Seaton, (01297) 21482, or at the door.

John Dalton

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