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Andrew West and Ronald Woodley two pianos
Liz Johnson Wild Man Dances (first performance)
Ravel Suite: Ma mère l’oye (version for two pianos by Gaston Choisnel)
Rachmaninov Fantaisie (Tableaux), p.5 (Suite No.1)
Take an opportunity to hear the first performance of a new work for two pianos, Wild Man Dances, by Liz Johnson, composition tutor at the Conservatoire, written for Andrew West and Ron Woodley and completed earlier this year.
The programme also includes the remarkable, early Fantaisie (Tableaux) of 1893 by Rachmaninov, performed much less often than his later Second Suite, as well as the two-piano version by Gaston Choisnel of the suite from Ravel’s crystalline score for his ballet Mother Goose.
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Birmingham Conservatoire is one of the UK's most prestigious schools of music and classical concert venues, thanks to our major concert venue, Adrian Boult Hall. We educate and train musicians to the highest professional standards in solo performance, composition, chamber music, orchestral playing and jazz.
The first UK music college to have an active research programme, established in 1993, we are now an internationally recognised centre for research into composition and performance with live electronics as well as producing world-leading musicological research.