Putney Knitting Concert Features Jakob Fichert

Pianist to perform London premiere of work by Deborah Pritchard

All Saint's Church
Putney Common
SW15 1HL

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This month's Putney Knitting Concert at All Saints' Church, Putney Common features German-born pianist Jakob Fichert

He has performed in major venues in London, the UK and Europe and holds teaching positions at Leeds College of Music and York University. He has recorded extensively for Toccata Classics and Naxos and is currently preparing a CD of piano music by the German composer Adolf Busch. Busch was perhaps better known as a violinist and chamber musician and founder and leader of the Busch Quartet but composed extensively through the first half of the 20th century in a style that shows links with Brahms and Reger and late Romantic German music.

Jakob includes part of the C minor Sonata in his programme alongside the London premiere of a short work by the young English composer, Deborah Pritchard. To open and close his programme Jakob will play two more familiar piano works: Mozart's K.331 Sonata which includes the famous Rondo all Turca, and Liszt's ravishing Harmonies du Soir from his Transcendental Studies.

The concert is on Sunday February 8th and begins at 7pm and is free with complimentary wine and soft drinks and you are invited to bring something (not too noisy!) to do whilst you listen.


Mozart - Sonata in A, K.331
Adolf Busch - Andante con Variazoni from Sonata in C minor
Deborah Pritchard - "Of the Sun" (London premiere)
Liszt - Harmonies du Soir

The proceeds from the retiring collection will go to the West London Churches Homeless Concern, a group of local churches including churches in Putney who open their doors at night to provide food and shelter for those sleeping rough.

If you would still like to contribute to the performers' fund it is not too late to do so. The organisers say there has been a really generous response this year and all the performers will get their expenses met with, hopefully, a little bit more by way of thank you.

You can write a cheque, payable to Robert Bridge at - 29 Ashlone Road, London SW15 1LS. Alternatively, if you have online banking, you can make a transfer direct into: a/c 81066481, sort code 60-17-11

The March concert will be on March 8th when mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and soprano Katy Batho will sing songs by Kurt Weill and Friedrich Hollaender.

The other dates this year are April 26th, May 24th and July 5th.

January 28, 2015

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January 28, 2015