Skip to main content

Piano Series: Rachel Starritt

Calendar Tuesday, 7 February 2023
Calendar 19:00-21:00

This event has ended.


Add to calendar


Our February Piano Series is opened by Welsh pianist Rachel Starritt, who will perform a mixture of Classical and Jazz repertoire, including improvisations in both genres.

Throughout the programme we encounter song, dance, poetic narrative and improvisatory character connecting the works. Each piece can encourage listeners to imagine or consider scenes, images, specific ideas or moods. For instance, Rachel feels that the Bach-Busoni's Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ offers a prayer 'Asking the Lord for comfort'.

Debussy's tone poem Nocturne, originally composed for string orchestra, and the second poem by Scriabin both exhibit orchestral palettes on the piano. The titular Villa-Lobos 'simple poem' adds a strong element of jazz in rhythm and harmony, giving a foretaste of the second half of the concert.



Part 1:

- Bach-Busoni: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ - with introduction and contrapuntal improvisation by Rachel Starritt

- Robert Schumann: Intermezzo op.4 no.5

- Glinka/Balakirev: The Lark

- Robert Schumann: 'Allegro Brilliante' from Sonata no.3 in F minor op.14

- Villa-Lobos: Poema Singelo

- Claude Debussy: Nocturne (1892)

- Chabrier: Impromptu

- Scriabin: 2 Poèmes Op.32


Part 2:

To include jazz standards and improvisations by Rachel Starritt - including themes selected by the audience

View Piano Series: Rachel Starritt on Google Maps
Cardiff School of Music Concert Hall
Music Building
31 Corbett Road
CF10 3EB

Share this event

Events in this series

School of Music concert series