John O’Conor recital at UW! — April 8th —

6 Apr

Internationally celebrated Irish pianist John O’Conor presents an all-Beethoven recital – the “Pathétique,” “Waldstein,” and “Moonlight” sonatas, and Bagatelles, Op. 126. (Advance ticket purchase encouraged.)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Meany Hall
7:30pm

Please purchase advanced tickets at: http://www.meany.org/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=2075
TICKET PRICES $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors.

Praise for John O’Conor:

John O’Conor first gained widespread attention in the United States in 1986 with the release of the initial volume of the complete recorded Beethoven sonata cycle, which was issued as a box set in 1994. CD Review described Mr. O’Conor’s performances of these sonatas as “piano recording of the highest calibre and Beethoven playing at its best”, and went on to say “This Beethoven series should become the complete set of choice for the next decade.”

Mr. O’Conor has made more than 20 recordings for the Telarc label, including the complete Beethoven Bagatelles, which was cited by the New York Times as the best recording of these works; four volumes of Mozart Piano Concertos with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; numerous works by Schubert, including the late A major sonata, the complete ‘Impromptus and Moments Musicals’, Waltzes, and the ‘Trout’ Quintet with the Cleveland Quartet; and two volumes of short piano pieces entitled “Piano Classics” and “Autumn Songs”. An avid proponent of the works of his fellow countryman John Field, he has recorded most of the composer’s major works, including the complete Concertos, Sonatas and Nocturnes. His recording of Field’s ‘Nocturnes’ featured on Billboard’s classical charts for many weeks. He has also made a recording of his favourite Irish airs with the Irish Chamber Orchestra entitled “My Ireland”. (http://www.adamant.org/oconor.htm)

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