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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. This year we welcome students from Chetham’s School of Music to perform a varied selection of Ronald’s piano music.

With his trim goatee beard, theatrical coat and broad-brimmed fedora-style hat, Stevenson (1928-2015) came as 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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