Bagatelles after Beethoven
Pianist Tim Horton plays major works by Beethoven and Berg. Taking inspiration from Beethoven’s much-loved Six Bagatelles which end this programme, we feature six specially commissioned Bagatelles by composers Martin Butler, Michael Zev Gordon, Cheryl Frances Hoad, Gabriel Jackson, David Knotts and Jack Sheen (winner of a 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society composer award). The new set of commissioned pieces is in celebration of Presteigne Festival’s 35th anniversary. A beautifully constructed programme from an exceptional performer which we are looking forward to sharing with you.
‘Finally we heard the six Bagatelles of Beethoven’s Op 126 themselves, Horton responsive to all their mercurial and beatific qualities, and producing an unforgettable, simple little G major which still haunts my memory’. Christopher Morley, Birmingham Post
‘Tim Horton’s intricate passage-work was a joy to hear, as was the warm and supple playing of the strings.’ Concert review 2016: Leonore Piano Trio, Dorset County Museum Music Society, Dorchester