His programme will feature canonic works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann, alongside lesser-known gems by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and Jean-Louis Nicodé.
The concert will be streamed live from Conway Hall on YouTube and Vimeo at 6:30pm on Sunday 28th March — click here to book tickets.
Simon performs frequently at Conway Hall where, as Director of Music, he oversees Conway Hall Sunday Concerts, the longest-running chamber music series in Europe.
His programme will be book-ended by Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata and Schumann’s Carnaval, which features on his 2019 disc of Schumann and Poulenc. He will also perform several works by Jean-Louis Nicodé, previously recorded for his disc of Nicodé’s piano works, released on the Hyperion label in 2019. In the following video, Simon explains how he came to record Nicodé’s music, and gives an insight into the composer’s life and works.
Beethoven Sonata in C minor, op. 13, Pathétique
Fanny Mendelssohn Song without Words, op. 8/3
Jean-Louis Nicodé Memories of Robert Schumann ‘Six Fantasy Pieces’, op. 6/4
Clara Schumann Romance in A minor, op. 21/1
Jean-Louis Nicodé A Life of Love (Ten Poems): Reue (Regret), op. 22/6
Jean-Louis Nicodé Memories of Robert Schumann ‘Six Fantasy Pieces’, op. 6/6
Schumann Arabeske, op. 18
Schumann Carnaval, op. 9