Celebrated pianist's South Walsham date

Mary RuddA musical event in South Walsham will provide a rare opportunity to hear Bach's Preludes and Fugues played in their entirety by one of the world's greatest exponents of the composer's piano works.Mary Rudd

A musical event in South Walsham will provide a rare opportunity to hear Bach's Preludes and Fugues played in their entirety by one of the world's greatest exponents of the composer's piano works.

On April 4, St Lawrence's will be putting on both an afternoon and evening concert to accommodate book one and book two of Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues performed by celebrated pianist Peter Donohoe.

Peter has made many fine recordings including piano works by Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Messiaen with EMI, Chandos and Hyperion. He has also raised awareness of the British piano repertoire through concert performances and recordings of British composers including Bliss, Rowley and Ferguson.

Bach's Preludes and Fugues are considered by all pianists to be the bedrock of their understanding of the keyboard. Indeed it was Robert Schumann who emphasised the need for all musicians to have these works in their repertoire. Mastering the works is still something that all pianists strive for and delight in.

Peter Donohoe will give a pre-concert talk at 2.45pm before the afternoon concert takes place at 3.30pm. The evening concert, which will cover book two, will start at 7.30pm. Tickets for each event will cost �8 with a reduced price for concessions which can be pre-booked on either 01493 751700 or 01692 598747. Alternatively, you can attend both concerts for �12.

The Ship Inn, opposite the concert venue, will be putting on a light supper menu and reservations will be essential. Further details of the menu can be checked on 01603 270049.

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