Rachmaninoff a Russian musical icon

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An Arbroath pianist is returning to his roots for an ambitious recital of a rarely heard piece by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

On November 7 in St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Ponderlaw, Joseph Fleetwood will be performing the Russian composer’s Piano Sonata No. 1.

Written at the same time as his third piano concerto it was originally based on the story of Faust.

Other works on the menu are three exquisite one-movement sonatas by baroque composer Scarlatti, the Fantasia in F-sharp Minor by Mendelssohn and the ABEGG Variations by Schumann.

In the last year Joseph has been touring extensively around the UK, and in spite of his busy schedule maintains a teaching post at the Norwich Centre for Young Musicians in conjunction with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Entry is free for under-16s, otherwise tickets are priced at £8 or £6 for concessions on the door. The music will get under way at 7.30 p.m. and there will also be refreshments available.