Paul plunges back into Schubert masterpieces

Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis
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Pianist Paul Lewis gives the opening recital in his two-year retrospective of late Schubert music at the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton next Thursday (8pm).

The programme consists of two sonatas, D840 and 850, and the three Klavierstucke, D946, composed six months before his death.

On May 5, Lewis’s programme includes the Sonata in G major, D894, and Four Impromptus, D899.

Among other keyboard masters heading for Hampshire’s premier medium-size classical concert venue is Stephen Hough.

He will pair up with cellist Steven Isserlis for the first time in a programme including sonatas by Grieg and Brahms (April 5).

Other classical concerts will focus attention on the music of Britten and his mentor, Frank Bridge

The Turner Sims also has jazz artists heading its way from around the world.

New York bass player Ben Allison makes his only UK appearance there next Friday, and Senegalese singer Baaba Maal also makes a rare visit (March 22).

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