A World of Piano Themes

A piano recital with a difference! Margaret has compiled a unique series of twelve innovative and imaginatively designed recitals, each one based around an underlying theme. This glorious collection of eight full-length programmes and four short programmes for lunchtime concerts offers an entertaining mix of traditional and lesser known repertoire, introduced from the keyboard by Margaret in her own inimitable style.

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An Invitation to the Dance
Your invitation to a glittering display of dance music for the keyboard
BachPartita No.2 in C minor
Schumann Papillons Op.2
Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor Op.44
Albeniz Cordoba
Smetana Two Czech Dances
RavelLa Valse
From My Homeland
Embark on a joyful and poignant journey across six different countries to share each composer's thoughts and feelings for his homeland
Tchaikovsky Dumka Op.59
Chopin Polonaise in A major Op.40 No.1 “Military”
 Mazurka in C sharp minor Op.50 No.3
 Polonaise- Fantasie in A flat Op.61
Janacek Sonata 1.X.1905
Grieg To the Spring – Homesickness - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Francis PottFarewell to Hirta
GinasteraDanzas Argentinas
Piano Landscapes
Take a stroll through magical countryside in all its pianistic glory
Beethoven Sonata in D Op.28 "Pastorale"
IrelandThe Towing Path - The Island Spell
LisztVallée D'Obermann
MacDowell Woodland Sketches
Bax Winter Waters - Tragic Landscape
DebussyL’Isle Joyeuse
The Piano and the Night
An evening packed with romantic, moonlit moments, fireworks, nightmares and sweet dreams
Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 "Moonlight"
Chopin Two Nocturnes
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Liszt Harmonies du Soir
Debussy Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir
 Feux d'artifice
Schumann Three pieces from Fantasiestücke Op.12
 Des Abends
 Traumes Wirren
 In der Nacht
Piano Postcards
The composer abroad! Evocative and exotic impressions from around the world with some of music's most inveterate travellers
Debussy La Puerto del Vino
 Les Collines d'Anacapri
Bridge Vignettes de Marseilles
Liszt Vallée D'Obermann
Grieg Solitary Traveller
Bax May Night in the Ukraine
 In a Vodka Shop
Elgar In Smyrna
Piano Paintings
A myriad of colourful pictures in sound inspired by the paintings of Goya, Chagall, Bocklin , Watteau and Hartmann
Rachmaninov Three Etudes Tableaux Op.39
Granados Two Pieces from Goyescas
Peter Thompson Marc Chagall Suite
Debussy L'Isle Joyeuse
MussorgskyPictures at an Exhibition
Visions and Prophecies
Visionary music, in turn reflective, anguished, turbulent, fleeting, ecstatic and ultimately triumphant!
Beethoven Sonata A flat Op.110
Bloch Visions and Prophecies
Liszt Two Legends:
 St. Francis Preaching to the Birds
 St. Francis Walking on the Waters
Prokoviev Visions Fugitives Op.22
Messaien Cloches d'Angoisse et Larmes d'Adieu
DebussyL'Isle Joyeuse
Fairy Tales and Ghostly Stories
Be prepared to be alternately enchanted and chilled in this bewitching programme of devilishly inspired piano works
Medtner Fairy-Tale Sonata in C minor Op.25/1
Chopin Ballade No 2 in F minor Op.38
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Bridge A Fairy-Tale Suite for Piano
Bolcom Three Ghost Rags
LisztMephisto Waltz No.1
Rivers and Oceans
From sparkling springs to stormy seas, here is water music of every variety
IrelandThe Island Spell
MacDowellFour pieces from "The Sea”
RavelUne Barque sur l'Ocean
BainesThe Lone Wreck
Liszt Au Bord d'une Source
ChopinBarcarolle Op.60
The Piano Year
Follow the changing seasons of the year, with this delightful collection of character pieces
Greig To the Spring
Tchaikovsky Song of the Lark
Ireland Equinox
Bax On a May Evening
Grieg Summer's Eve
Tchaikovsky Harvest Song
Chaminade Automne
Debussy Feuilles mortes
Tchaikovsky Troika Drive
Debussy Des pas sur la neige
Chopin Etude in A minor Op.25 No.11 "Winter Wind"
Family Life
Tender, playful, loving and heartfelt tributes to family life, with the odd squabble on the way!
Bach Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother
Mozart 12 Variations on "Ah, vous dirai -je Maman" K.265
Suk About Mother Op.28
Mussorgsky Children’s Prank
 Nanny and I
 First Punishment - Nanny shuts me in a dark cupboard
Piano Storms
A powerful programme of tempestuous weather at the keyboard. Umbrella essential!
Beethoven Sonata in D minor Op.31 No.2 "The Tempest"
Chopin Ballade No.2 in F minor Op.38
Liszt Orage
Debussy Des pas sur la neige
 Le vent dans la plaine
 Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest
woman on stairs in long dress
"Margaret Fingerhut revels in all the music’s romance and passion"
- BBC Music Magazine
Read Jessica Duchen’s interview with Margaret about her “World of Piano Themes” in Classical Music Magazine.