17 May 2017


They're coming younger, or I'm getting older, but it's been ever that way - think Mozart. This was Jonathan Lee, playing piano, still in Year 11 but with organ and cello under his belt, awards and prizes and double AMusA almost in place and a Licentiate on organ. Nice program, too: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy. And not a sheet of music on stage. The Bach was from Partita no.4 Dmaj, melody moving between hands, nicely elucidated; the Beethoven was Sonata in Cmin Op,19 no.1, played with conviction and nicely slow second movement; the Brahms was Rhapsody in Gmin Op.79 no.2, heavy, morbid, Jonathan suggested an eerie graveyard before playing; the Debussy more French, Passapied from Suite Bergamasque, relatively flighty, light, a courtly French dance. Nicely done.

Jonathan Lee (piano) played Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy at Wesley.

  • Passapied (dance)
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