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Joe Tong (Piano) – Fantasias: Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann @ Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford
Saturday 21 February 2015, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£20 (gallery) / £15 (stalls) / £5 (student)
- Mozart: C minor Fantasy, KV475
- Chopin: Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49
- Schubert: ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy, D760
- Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
The award-winning British pianist Joseph Tong returns to Oxford with an enticing programme of Fantasias, exploring the development of a form whose roots lie in the art of improvisation. Schubert’s exuberant ‘Wanderer Fantasy’ and Schumann’s celebrated Fantasie of 1836 (the first movement of which was described by Schumann in a letter to his wife as “perhaps the most passionate of all I have ever composed – a deep yearning for you”) feature alongside equally compelling fantasies by Mozart and Chopin.