In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique'
Dinara Klinton returns to Worthing to play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, where the long, seamless lines and endlessly flowing lyricism beautifully express the love stories such as that depicted in the wartime film Brief Encounter where this concerto was used extensively.
Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, from the Peer Gynt Suite, follows the young adventurer’s travels and amorous escapades. Its easily recognisable theme has helped it attain iconic status in popular culture.
Sir Hamilton Harty’s A Comedy Overture was premiered at the BBC Proms in 1907 and received ecstatic reviews from the music critic at The Times who wrote: "The frank jollity of its themes and the clearness of their expression, both as regards orchestration and formal structure, make it a delightful “Promenade” piece – that is to say, one which tired people can enjoy at a first hearing and find refreshment in listening to."
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathetique’ was reported so named by his brother, Modest, and is the last of his completed symphonies. Various parts of this symphony have been used by a plethora of song writers over the decades, usually depicting tales of love, as well as in several films video games.
"“Dinara Klinton’s performance of Liszt’s Transcendental Études is astonishing. She is a real virtuoso, a born pianist, a very natural player.”"
Sir Andras Schiff