Friday 10 February 1911 3:00PM

Adela Verne piano

Mendelssohn, Mozart, Weber and more


  • Adela Verne piano* *Wigmore Hall Debut

Adela Verne was born in 1877 and was invited as a child to study with Clara Schumann, who had already taught her older sister Mathilde. Her parents refused this, although Clara Schumann’s daughter Marie eventually became her teacher, and she made her debut at the age of thirteen at the Crystal Palace, impressing both Tchaikovsky and Paderewski in the next two years.

This Wigmore Hall debut recital was characteristically wide-ranging, encompassing more commonly-performed works by Mendelssohn and Brahms but also a piece by Alkan and a selection of Cervantes’s more contemporary Cuban Danzas.

  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
        • Six Preludes and Fugues Op. 35 (selection)
        • Scherzo in B minor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        • Pastorale variée K.Anh.209b
  • Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
      • Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major Op. 24
        • IV. Rondo: Presto - Perpetuum mobile
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5
  • Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)
        • Concert Etude on False Notes in C major
  • Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905)
      • 6 Cuban Dances
        • No. 5 No Llores Mas
        • Los tres golpes
        • Gran Señora
        • Porqué, eh?
  • Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
      • Trois morceaux dans le genre pathétique Op. 15
        • No. 2 Le vent
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
      • Grandes études de Paganini S141
        • III. La campanella (Allegretto) (transcription from Nicolò Paganini)

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