Concerto Repertoire

Claude DebussySolo recital programmes to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Debussy's birth

1862 was a breakthrough year for both Western Classical music and Japan. Claude Debussy, who opened a window and breathed fresh air into Western Classical music was born in 1862, the year the first Japanese Embassy opened in Europe. Following this and the Paris Exposition in 1889 the Orient became increasingly fashionable in the Western World, with composers and artists alike taking inspiration from this mysterious and exotic world.

Debussy was particularly fascinated with Japanese art forms, and used this influence to shape his compositions. He moved away from the rigid forms previously used, towards a more fluid and natural sound, reflecting the sounds of our environment and the more striking sounds of the East.

From rigid musical language to true freedom. From Japanese isolation to an historical opening to the world.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai
The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

Debussy Programme 1
Images Book I
Images Book II

Debussy Programme 2
Preludes Book I
Preludes Book II

Debussy Programme 3
Selection pieces first half
12 Etudes

If you would like a programme celebrating Debussy's birth that includes pieces by other composers that influenced Debussy or reflect his interest in the Eastern World please get in contact.

Sample Programmes 2011-12

Programme 1
MOZART: Piano Sonata No.9 in D major K.311
MOZART: Piano Sonata No.8 in A minor K.310
MOZART: Piano Sonata No.10 in C major K.330
MOZART: Piano Sonata No.11 in A major K 331

Programme 2
MOZART: Piano Sonata No.8 in A minor K.310
MOZART: Piano Sonata No.11 in A major K 331
KANNO: 'A Particle of Water' for piano and Myochin Chopsticks
LISZT: Piano Sonata in B minor

Programme 3
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
KANNO: tbc

Concerto Repertoire

ANDERSON, LEROY Piano Concerto in C (1953)
BARTOK Piano Concerto No.3 in E major
Rhapsody for piano and orchestra, Op.1
Concerto for 2 pianos, percussions, and orchestra
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15 in C major
Piano Concerto No.2 Op.19 in B flat major
Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37 in C minor
Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58 in G major
Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 in E flat major
Chorale Fantasy
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15 in D minor
Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 in B flat major
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1 Op.11 in E minor
Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 in B flat
DEBUSSY Piano Concerto Fantasy for piano and orchestra
FITKIN Circuit
FRANCK Symphonic Variations
FUJIKURA Ampere - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
Concerto in F
GRIEG Piano Concerto Op.16 in A minor
HOLMBOE Piano Concerto No.1 Op.17 (1939)
LISZT Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major
Piano Concerto No.2 in A major
MARTINU Double Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15 in G minor
MIYOSHI, AKIRA Piano Concerto
MOZART Piano Concerto No.9 K.271 in E flat
Piano Concerto No.12 K.414 in A
Piano Concerto No.13 K.415 in C
Piano Concerto No.14 K.449 in E flat
Piano Concerto No.17 K.453 in G
Piano Concerto No.19 K.459 in F
Piano Concerto No.20 K.466 in D minor
Piano Concerto No.21 K.467 in C
Piano Concerto No.22 K.482 in E flat
Piano Concerto No.23 K.488 in A
Piano Concerto No.24 K.491 in C minor
Piano Concerto No.24 K.491 in C minor
Piano Concerto No.27 K.595 in B flat
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No.3 Op.26 in C major
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.1 Op.1 in F-sharp minor
Piano Concerto No.2 Op.18 in C minor
Piano Concerto No.3 Op.30 in D minor
Piano Concerto No.4 Op.40 in G minor
Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini Op.43
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
Piano Concerto for the left hand in D major
SÆVERUD Piano Concerto Op.31
SAINT-SAENS Piano Concerto No.1 Op.17 in D major
Piano Concerto No.2 Op.22 G minor
‘Wedding Cake’ Op.76 A-flat major
SCHUBERT ‘Wanderer Fantasy’, Op.15 in C major
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto Op.54 in A minor
Introduction and Allegro Appassionato Op.92 in G major
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano (& trumpet) Concerto No.1 Op.35 in C minor
Piano Concerto No.2 Op.102 in F major
RICHARD STRAUSS Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D minor
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.1 Op. 23 in B-flat minor
Concert Fantasia for piano and orchestra in G, Op.56
Quotation of Dream for 2 pianos and orchestra
TCHEREPNIN Piano Concerto No.1 Op.12
Piano Concerto No.2 Op.26
Piano Concerto No.3 Op.48
Piano Concerto No.4 ‘Fantasie’
Piano Concerto No.5 Op.96
Piano Concerto No.6 Op.99

Please note that this is not a fully comprehensive list. For recital suggestions and a full repertoire list please get in contact.

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