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James Rhodes: Piano Man

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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGDVD010

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 5th May 2014



With childhood abuse, drug addiction and suicide attempts behind him, James Rhodes is not your typical concert pianist, but with his passion and rock-star aura, he is bringing new audiences to classical piano.

In 'Piano Man', James plays the music of his favourite composers, including Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, many of whom had, like James, troubled lives. In this highly personal collection, James explains how they’ve given him solace in his darkest moments and why we should all be listening.

With stunning solo piano performances and witty insight into these lives, 'Piano Man' is an exciting and radical new approach.

Episode 1: Beethoven Waldstein
- Piano Sonata No.21 Op.53 ‘Waldstein’

Episode 2: Uppers and Downers
- Moritz MOSZKOWSKI: Etincelles
- BACH/SILOTI: Prelude in E Minor
- BLUMENFELD: Etude for the Left Hand Alone
- GRIEG/GINSBERG: In the Hall of the Mountain King

Episode 3: Chopin
- Etude Op.25 No.12, Prelude Op.28 No.4, Fantasie in F Minor Op.49

Episode 4: Bach-Busoni
- Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major

Episode 5: Mad, Bad & Sad
- RACHMANINOV: Prelude in C-Sharp Minor Op.3 No.2
- RAVEL: Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin
- DEBUSSY: Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque

Episode 6: Beethoven
- Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109

Episode 7: J S Bach
- French Suite No.5 in G Major

NTSC DVD9 Release, 200 mins 43'

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