Saturday 5 November 2022 7:30PM

Benjamin Frith piano; Heidi Rolfe piano

Two Pianos, Four Hands


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Benjamin Frith piano
  • Heidi Rolfe piano

Britten’s piece was commissioned in 1941 for the album Homage to Paderewski, marking the 50th anniversary of the pianist/composer/politician’s American debut. Composed in 1824, and actually begun in the Hungarian town of Zseliz (now Želiezovce in Slovakia), Schubert’s sizable, three-movement Divertissement makes use of genuine local folk material. Holst made his own two-piano version of his famous suite in 1914-6, before the work’s orchestration was completed.

  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
      • Mazurka elegiaca Op. 23 No. 2
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      • Divertissement à l'hongroise in G minor D818
  • Interval
  • Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
      • The Planets Op. 32

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