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    Ronald Stevenson Memorial Recital

    • Saturday 18 August 2018 - 7pm
    • The Stoller Hall
    • £10 (£8)

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    • Students from Chetham's School of Music:
      Cassandra Alampo, Edward Harris Brown, Leah Nicholson, Rose McLachlan, Daniel Liu, Callum McLachlan, Murray McLachlan
    • The Piano Music of Ronald Stevenson:

      Wheen tunes for bairns tae spiel
      Cassandra Alampo

      South Uist Folk song suite
      Edward Harris Brown

      Recitative and Air on DSCH
      Leah Nicholson

      Scottish Folk Music Settings for Piano
      Rose McLachlan

      Pensées sur les préludes de Chopin
      Daniel Liu

      Prelude and Fugue
      Callum McLachlan

      Fantasy after Bach-Busoni, arranged for two pianos by Murray McLachlan
      Murray McLachlan and Kathryn Page

    The Ronald Stevenson recital was established in 2015 with funds generously donated by the Stevenson Society. Ths year we welcome students from Chetham’s School of Music to perform a varied selection of music by the outstanding composer-pianist.

    With his trim goatee beard, theatrical coat and broad-brimmed fedora-style hat, Stevenson (1928–2015) came close to resembling the very model of a romantic composer of the Busoni period. In his thirties, he was capable of attracting anyone’s attention as he strolled around Edinburgh, telling stories about Bernard van Dieren, Peter Warlock and other sacred monsters of the early 20th century. As a pupil of the Russian pianist Iso Elinson (who was a pupil of Felix Blumenfeld, who was a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov), he possessed keyboard virtuosity more than sufficient to make him an imposing public performer, although he held back from ever becoming a full-time pianist.

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