Friday 3rd October, Holywell Music Room

Evening Concert 7.45pm

Beethoven ‘Moonlight’ Sonata

Debussy Clair de lune and Cello sonata

Takemitsu Orion

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (arr. Steuermann for piano trio)

Heavenly Bodies

The night sky is illuminated here by Beethoven’s utterly unique early masterpiece, the ‘Moonlight’ piano sonata, and by Debussy’s very different take on moonlight. The Japanese Toru Takemitsupaints a watercolour impression of Orion, while at the opposite extreme Schoenberg’s supremely Romantic Transfigured Night transforms the dark Vienna woods of Freudian doubt with the radiant full moon of love.