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SIMON CALLAGHAN


“Simon Callaghan extracts every ounce of eloquence and fantasy from this intriguing repertoire” Gramophone


“…an eloquent advocate” The Sunday Times

“…spirited and skilful playing” The Birmingham Post



Steinway Artist Simon Callaghan’s recent tours have taken him to Asia, Europe and North America, and to the UK’s major concert halls including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, St David’s Hall Cardiff and Manchester’s Bridgewater and Stoller Halls.

 

Following his début recording for Hyperion’s lauded Romantic Piano Concerto series in 2017 (Roger Sacheverell Coke’s Concerti with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins), in 2018 Simon joined conductor Ben Gernon to release a further disc in the same series, of concertos by Rheinberger and Scholz.  The disc reached No. 2 in the specialist classical charts and garnered enthusiastic reviews across the press.  Simon’s first solo recording for Hyperion, of solo works by Nicodé (world premieres), will be available in 2019.  Callaghan’s interest in rarely performed works has also led to invitations to perform concerti by Françaix, Tippett and to give the first UK performance since 1946 of Medtner’s 3rd Concerto.  His rapidly-expanding discography includes solo works by Brahms, Delius, Sterndale Bennett, Parry and Coke among others, on the SOMM, Lyrita, Danacord and Resonus labels.

 

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Programme

 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)           Fantasy in C major, D. 760, Wanderer

 Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo – Adagio – Presto – Allegro

 Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

 Les Soirées de Nazelles                   Préambule

  Variations: 1. Le Comble de la distinction  2. Le Coeur sur la main   3. La  Désinvolture et la discrétion  4. La Suite dans les idées 5. Le Charme enjôleu 6. Le Contentement de soi 7. Le Goût du malheur  8. L'Alerte vieillesse

  Cadence

  Final

Interval


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)          Arabeske op. 18


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)          Carnaval op. 9


  1. Préambule  2. Pierrot   3. Arlequin   4. Valse noble

  5. Eusebius   6. Florestan   7. Coquette   8. Replique

  9. Papillons  10. Lettres dansantes  11. Chiarina  12. Chopin

 13. Estrelle  14. Reconnaissance  15. Pantalon et Colombine

 16. Valse allemande  18. Aveu  19. Promenade  20. Pause

 21. Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins

 

















 

















Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

 Fantasy in C major, D. 760, Wanderer

 Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo – Adagio – Presto – Allegro

 Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

 Les Soirées de Nazelles

  Préambule

  Variations: 1. Le Comble de la distinction 2. Le Coeur sur la main 3. La Désinvolture et la discrétion 4. La Suite dans les idée 5. Le Charme enjôleu 6. Le Contentement de soi 7. Le Goût du malheur 8. L'Alerte vieillesse

  Cadence

  Final

 Interval

 Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

 Arabeske op. 18

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

 Carnaval op. 9

  1. Préambule   2. Pierrot  3. Arlequin   4. Valse noble

  5. Eusebius   6. Florestan   7. Coquette  8. Replique

  9. Papillons  10. Lettres dansantes 11. Chiarina 12. Chopin

 13. Estrelle 14. Reconnaissance 15. Pantalon et Colombine

 16. Valse allemande 18. Aven 19. Promenade

 20. Pause  21. Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins