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Mahler Piano Series - Concert 7 - The Popular and the Profound | Iain Farrington

Wednesday October 24, 2018 at 19:30
1901 Arts Club, London
£15, concessions £10
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  1. Waltz, from The Merry Widow - Franz Lehár
  2. Bagatelle sans tonalite - Franz Liszt
  3. Liebe, from Fantasies on Poems of Richard Dehmel Op 9 - Alexander von Zemlinsky
  4. Albumblatt, for piano - Alexander von Zemlinsky
  5. Edelweiss Op 31 - Gustav Lange
  6. Spring, from 5 Pieces for Piano Op 22a - Josef Suk
  7. Symphony No 7 in E minor - Gustav Mahler, arranged for solo piano by Iain Farrington

The Mahler Piano Series features a wide variety of musical styles that influenced Mahler, as well as the bulk of his symphonic music arranged for solo piano.

Acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger Iain Farrington explores the European musical melting pot of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring exceptional singers performing in an intimate salon venue from the period, this is a unique and remarkable exploration of Mahler’s musical world.

The Popular and the Profound
In his Seventh Symphony, Mahler drew on the many different sounds of his contemporaries, as well as his own groundbreaking concept of symphonic construction. This concert features influential works from the 'serious' musical world of Liszt, Zemlinsky and Suk, to the salon and operetta melodies of Lehar and Lange. Their influence is made apparent in a piano arrangement of the Seventh Symphony, a work of character, power and intimacy.

Iain Farrington
Iain has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, composer and arranger. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at Cambridge University. Iain has performed as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician at all the major UK venues, as well as in the USA, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, Hong Kong and all across Europe. He performed at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics with Rowan Atkinson, the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle. Iain has worked with many of the country's leading musicians, including Willard White, Lesley Garrett, Paul McCartney and gives frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio Three. He has composed orchestral, choral and instrumental pieces, including several orchestral works for the BBC Proms. Iain has arranged hundreds of works in many styles, including opera, instrumental and choral, African songs, cabaret, klezmer, jazz and pop. His chamber orchestrations of the symphonic repertoire (including much Mahler) are regularly performed around the world, and he has arranged and performed all of Elgar's symphonies on the piano.

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