Fri 11 Sept 1pm
Presented by Kate Molleson
Concert also available live on BBC Radio 3
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Suite in G minor
Piano Sonata in E flat major Hob XVI 52
Piano Sonata 'Appassionata' in F minor Op 57
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In co-production with BBC Radio 3
Credit: Robin Mitchell
Regular Lammermuir Festival-goers will remember Roman Rabinovich’s stunning series of morning recitals in 2016 featuring 25 of Haydn’s sonatas. Here he plays the last, some would say greatest, of these superbly inventive pieces. It makes the perfect companion piece to Beethoven’s Appassionata, one of the true masterpieces from the productive middle of his career and aptly titled (by a publisher, not Beethoven) ‘passionate’.
Roman Rabinovich tempered his natural exuberance with unusual maturity and discretion: his virtuosity sizzled but never once intimidated.
New York Concert Review
Concert pianism's exceptional demands – both physical and mental – mean that its practitioners tend to be exceptionally talented people, and . . . Roman Rabinovich is definitely one of those.
Holy Trinity stands on the site of a Franciscan friary (the original ‘Lamp of Lothian’ before that title passed to St Mary’s Church nearby) which was built here in the 13th Century. The friary was demolished in 1572, and almost two centuries later, in 1769, work was begun on a ‘qualified’ Anglican chapel which was finally consecrated as Holy Trinity in 1815. The present chancel was added and the interior remodelled in an attractive neo-Byzantine style in 1930.