Thursday, 17 February 2011

Antony Peebles in Kuwait

Last Monday the 14th of February, Dar Alathar Alislamiyyah had their musical night, where the performer was Mr. Antony Peebles a British pianist who won a lot of awards beginning with the BBC Piano Competition in 1971, and many awards followed. What I loved about his performance is the story behind every piece he played :} so it was a show crossing between the amazing piano sound and story telling. I enjoyed the very quiet evening

Now the info this concert urged me to dig :}

The schedule included songs for:


Of course I googled them all the web should help you if you are interested, however what caught my attention in particular is Schubert's Sonata in B minor. Now to begin with, what is a Sonata? I wondered because I liked the Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven, which a friend told me about a while ago, and thought the term Sonata was a name :p so I got a chance to educate my self through the introduction of Mr Antony in the concert and found a lot online, the bottom line is that the Sonata is:

A composition for one or more solo instruments, one of which is usually a keyboard instrument, usually consisting of three or four independent movements varying in key, mood, and tempo. via

So basically, structure wise Sonata's are simmilar, yet they vary greatly by sound, well this is a brief about my finding, if any professional musician out there who reached this line & thinks am way off line or need some correction :> be my quest


Touché said...

Lucky you, now I truly envy you for attending it but unfortunately for some unavoidable circumstances I couldn't attend it though it's been on my calender for months.

I'm not a musician and didn't google the information, but I believe the movements parts doesn't fit with the sonatas, concertos and string quartets. They are are for symphonies which are basically 3 movements and the immortal Beethoven introduced the fourth movement to the symphony structure with his Symphony no. 9 (The Ode to Jooy charal) which indecently had been composed and conducted while he was totally deaf, pure genius.

Other sonata information are true, a single keynote leads the sonata with a single instrument (I'm not sure for dual instruments thing but almost sure that when it comes to piano, it's a single instrument musical piece with no accompanying other instrument. Maybe with violins sonata there could be a Cello playing along with the violin but I'm not %100 sure about that.

Schubert is lovely, gotta listen to his "Unfinished Symphony" a true master piece. But Liszt is competing on the top of my favorite piano composers list, he is known to be the piano devil. A magnificent composer.

Glad you enjoyed the concert.

Q80-ChillGirl said...


hmmm thx for the info will dig up more, listen to ur recommendations :D and yes it was a lovely evening :>