Tuesday 4 June 1901 3:00PM

Kathleen Bruckshaw piano

Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and more


  • Kathleen Bruckshaw piano* *Wigmore Hall Debut

Kathleen Bruckshaw was born c.1877 in London, the daughter of an amateur composer and flautist, and made her debut at the Crystal Palace at around the age of twelve. Soon after this she impressed Liszt pupil Bernard Stavenhagen sufficiently that he offered her free tuition at the Liszt classes in Weimar, leading to performances with the Kain Orchestra in Munich and the Berlin Philharmonic.

Returning to London, she found success as a concert pianist and also as a composer of piano, chamber and vocal works, in which she was encouraged by the American composer Edward MacDowell. Her compositions include a piano concerto (performed at a Promenade Concert in 1914) and The Munition Workers' Song, written during the First World War in support of the women working in British factories to supply weapons and ammunition to the troops.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        • Andante favori in F major WoO. 57
        • Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major Op. 53 'Waldstein'
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Intermezzo in A major Op. 118 No. 2
      • Two Rhapsodies Op. 79
        • Rhapsody in B minor
  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Etude in E minor Op. 25 No. 5
        • Etude in E major Op. 10 No. 3
        • Etude in G flat major Op. 25 No. 9
        • Etude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 22
  • Howard Brockway (1870-1951)
        • Ballade Op. 10
  • John Field (1782-1837)
        • Nocturne No. 2 in C minor
  • Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925)
        • Tarantelle in G flat major Op. 27 No. 2
  • Carl Tausig (1841-1871)
        • Valse-Caprice No.1

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