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Evening Recital 2021

Simon Callghan (piano)
Christoph Willibald Gluck, arr. Sgambati - Melody from Orpheus
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata in E flat major, op. 31, no. 3, The Hunt
Frédéric Chopin - Impromptu no. 1 in A flat major, op. 29
Frédéric Chopin - Polonaise-Fantasie, op. 61
Interval
Robert Schumann, arr. Liszt - Widmung (from Myrthen, op. 25)
Franz Liszt, arr. Saint-Saëns - Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178

Nicodé, Beethoven, Poulenc and Schumann

Simon Callaghan (piano)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata in E flat major, op. 31, no. 3, The Hunt
Francis Poulenc - Les Soirées de Nazelles
Interval
Jean Louis Nicodé - No. 1 from 6 Phantasiestücke op. 6
Jean Louis Nicodé - Reue (Repentance) from Ein Liebesleben, op. 22
Jean Louis Nicodé - Erinnerung (Remembrance) from Ein Liebesleben, op. 22
Robert Schumann - Carnaval op. 9

Current Concerti

Simon Callaghan (piano)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, op. 58
Frédéric François Chopin - Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, op. 11
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto no. 3 in C major, op. 26
Sergey Rachmaninov - Concerto no. 2 in C minor, op. 18
Sergey Rachmaninov - Concerto no. 3 in D minor, op. 30
Sergey Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op. 43
Please also see Simon Callaghan's full repertoire list here.

Repertoire

Please find Simon's complete concerto repertoire below. His chamber music repertoire can be found on this page on Simon's own website. You can also see Simon's current artistic proposals, including concerti he is playing in the near future, by clicking…

Sextets with Simon Callaghan

Galliard Ensemble and Simon Callaghan (piano)
Richard Strauss, arr. Thomas Graf - Die Fledermaus Overture
Ludwig Thuille - Sextet for piano and winds in B flat major, op. 6
Interval
Ludwig van Beethoven - Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat major, op. 16
Francis Poulenc - Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano in C major

Delius or Barber with Mozart and Schubert

Parnassius Piano Duo - Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonata in F major, K. 497
Samuel Barber - Souvenirs, op. 28 OR Frederick Delius, arr. Peter Warlock - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring followed by Dance Rhapsody no.1
Interval
Franz Schubert - Sonata in C major, D. 812, Grand Duo

Composers’ Own Arrangements

Parnassius Piano Duo - Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi

Edward Elgar, arr. Elgar - Serenade in E minor, op. 20
Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Mendelssohn - Octet in E flat major, op. 20
Interval
Sergey Rachmaninov, arr. Rachmaninov - The Rock, op. 7
Nikolai Kapustin, arr. Kapustin - Sinfonietta op. 49

Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov

Duo Verzaro - Karel Bredenhorst (cello) and Simon Callaghan (piano)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no. 2 in D, BWV 1028
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata no. 2 in G minor, op. 5, no. 2
Interval
Frédéric François Chopin, arr. Feuermann - Polonaise Brillante in C major, op. 3
Sergey Rachmaninov - Sonata in G minor, op. 19

Beethoven, Myaskowsky, Bridge

Duo Verzaro - Karel Bredenhorst (cello) and Simon Callaghan (piano)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata no. 1 in F major, op. 5, no. 1
Nikolai Myaskovsky - Sonata no. 1 in D major, op. 12
Interval
Frank Bridge - Sonata for cello and piano, H125
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in C major, op. 102, no.1

Beethoven, Fauré, Debussy

Duo Verzaro - Karel Bredenhorst (cello) and Simon Callaghan (piano)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata no. 5 in D major op. 102, no.2
Gabriel Fauré, arr. Casals - Après un rêve
Gabriel Fauré - Sérénade, op. 98
Gabriel Fauré - Romance, op. 69
Gabriel Fauré - Papillon, op. 77
Interval
Claude Debussy - Sonata for cello and piano
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata no. 3 in A major, op. 69

Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven

Simon Callaghan (piano)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata in C minor, op. 13, Pathétique
Franz Schubert - Fantasy in C major, D. 760, Wanderer
Interval
Robert Schumann - Arabeske, op. 18 OR Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), op. 15
Robert Schumann - Carnaval, op. 9

Poulenc, Schubert, Beethoven and Schumann

Simon Callaghan (piano)
Franz Schubert - Fantasy in C major, D. 760, Wanderer OR Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata in C minor, op. 13, Pathétique
Francis Poulenc - Les Soirées de Nazelles
Interval
Robert Schumann - Arabeske, op. 18
Robert Schumann - Carnaval op. 9

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Simon Callaghan

Praised for his ‘velvet-gloved pianism of ravishing sensitivity’ (The Strad), Steinway Artist Simon Callaghan performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. His recent tours have taken him to Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Canada and throughout Europe. He has…

Simon Callaghan and London Phoenix Orchestra

Steinway Artist Simon Callaghan performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed at all of the UK’s major concert halls including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and St David’s Hall Cardiff. A regular performer at St John’s Smith Square, Simon is really looking forward to performing Tchaikovsky’s colourful and explosive Piano Concerto No. 1 with the London Phoenix Orchestra.

Wed 1st March at 7.30pm, St John’s Smith Square, Tickets and more about the concert

Simon Callaghan joins Coull Quartet for 'Grand Passions' at Warwick

This March Simon Callaghan joins old friends Roger Coull, Philip Gallaway (violins), Jonathan Barritt (viola) and Nicholas Roberts (cello) of the distinguished Coull Quartet in Brahms’ mighty Piano Quintet in F minor. The concert - on Thurs 2nd March at 7.15pm - is at the University of Warwick, where the ensemble is Quartet-in-Residence. Simon plays the Brahms Quintet three times this season: this collaboration with the Coull Quartet and in two performances with the Carducci Quartet.

Audio

Rachmaninov Concerto No. 3 (excerpt) live in concert Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K478 Recorded live at the Whittington Festival, 2016

Colours of the Heart

MusiKaleido MKCD001 Midori Komachi (violin) and Simon Callaghan (piano) Highly sought after for their performances of the Delius Violin Sonatas, these two award-winning artists, have based this new album around their ‘Delius and Gauguin’ project, which celebrates the colourful inspiration…

Vivat Brahms! Volume I

SOMM Recordings SOMMCD0126 James Barralet (cello) and Simon Callaghan (piano) World premiere recordings of Brahms’s Hungarian Dances in arrangements by James Barralet for cello and piano Brahms: Sonata in E minor Op.38 Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances (arr. Barralet) Reviews: "What passionate and…

English Piano Works

De Rode Pomp RPGMA069073 This CD includes two world première recordings as well as the only recording currently available of Parry’s Shulbrede Tunes. Also, extensive programme notes by prominent English music scholar, Dr Peter Horton William Sterndale Bennett: Sonata in F…

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