Notturno – Hugh Tinney on piano

Date: Friday 14 October 8pm
Venue: The Model, the Mall, Sligo

Admission: €25 (students €10 on the night)

Hugh Tinney – piano

Bookings: The Model
Tel 071 9141405 or

Hugh Tinney, Pianist - Con Brio Music 2016


Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor, op 27 no 2
Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in D flat, op 27 no 2
Etude in E, op 25 no 5
Etude in A minor, op 25 no 11
(Winter Wind)
Mazurka in A minor, op 17 no 4
Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
Raymond Deane Four pieces from Noctuary (2011)
Minerva’s Owl…, Duskiss
Night-watches, Couchant
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in C, op 53

Deane’s Noctuary, a night diary, is a series of 12 character pieces with night-time connections, and the composer has spoken of a personal association of the night-time theme to the key of Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata, C sharp minor, which runs through the cycle as a thread, from the opening Minerva’s Owl… onwards. Couchant, the twelfth and final piece in the cycle, finishes in a burst of C major, but ambiguity is not fully dispelled as hints of C sharp minor (written here as D flat) have the final say. The nocturnal element appears also in the Chopin group, via the famous D flat Nocturne, which oddly shares the precise opus number of Beethoven’s Moonlight. The programme ends with Beethoven’s Waldstein sonata (in the bright “daytime” key of C major), which sweeps away the shadows in brilliant, ebullient and totally unambiguous sunshine.

“Hugh Tinney was the first to perform, offering a measured, finely-sculpted account of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. It was a performance that captured well the extraordinary magic of the opening movement…” – Irish Times

The recital will be followed by a Meet the Artist reception. All welcome.

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