Coffee Concert: A Neglected Gem

Sunday 15 January 2023, 11am

Music Recital Room, Somerhill
Tonbridge, TN11 0NJ


Daniel Grimwood (piano)


Lecture recital on Henselt’s Piano Concerto

Following on from his beautiful online performance for TMC during lockdown of the slow movement from Henselt’s Piano Concerto in F minor, Op.16, Daniel shines a light on this wonderful, but neglected piano masterpiece.

Adolph von Henselt was one of the most admired Romantic composers and piano virtuosi of the 19th century – Schumann called him the ‘hero of the pianoforte’ – but his works have been largely forgotten in the last 100 years. In editor role, Daniel has overseen the new edition of the concerto for Edition Peters and has also recorded some of his works for Edition Peters Sounds. See what Dan discovered during this process!

 

“Stimulating and revelatory in equal measure” (The Telegraph) 

“….. a blizzard of dazzling pianism” (The Observer)

“Grimwood ….. applies his beautifully coloured and voiced playing to these unexpected gems” (The Sunday Times)

 

Standard ticket £15  | Under 18s & Students £5
(Includes programme, post-concert refreshments and a chance to meet the artist)

 

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Daniel Grimwood

Described by Felix Aprahamian as “the finest all-round musician I have ever known”, Daniel is obsessed by music and loves pianos old and new. His insatiable appetite for music has given rise to an eclectic and wide-ranging repertoire representing all eras from the renaissance to the current times. He is a performer of international renown, combining an exceptional talent, rare versatility and refinement of technique, with an inquisitive and creative personality.

With a repertoire ranging from Elizabethan Virginal music to the works of living composers, Daniel enjoys a solo and chamber career which has taken him around the globe, performing in many of the most prestigious concert platforms, including the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room in London, Saffron Hall, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Symphony Hall Birmingham, the Sage Gateshead, the Three Choirs Festival, the Rachmaninoff and Gnessin Halls in Moscow, the Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as venues in Germany, Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Estonia, Taiwan, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Lebanon and Oman.

His discs of Liszt and Chopin, performed on an 1851 Erard piano, received a unanimous chorus of praise from the press; the Liszt album was Daily Telegraph CD of the week and Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine. He was the first artist to record on the Edition Peters Sounds label; the complete Fauré Nocturnes album was released to excellent reception in The Sunday Times, which was followed by a disc of solo piano works by Adolph von Henselt, described as “a blizzard of dazzling pianism” by The Observer. His most recent release is a disc of Doreen Carwithen and William Alwyn, also on Edition Peters Sounds, and his account of the complete Henselt Etudes was released to high critical acclaim.

As editor Daniel has overseen editions of John Field and Adolph von Henselt for Edition Peters.

Daniel regularly performs on live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, and has been featured in BBC Four’s TV documentary series ‘Revolution and Romance’.