Music Revival: February 2020
Christopher Duigan on Piano
In the last week of February Christopher Duigan presents his monthly series of KZN Music Revival concerts with a beautiful programme of classical piano music, entitled ‘Fantasy’ – a pianistic ‘tour de force’ classical repertoire which highlights fantastical, impulsive and imaginative musical elements as presented in the music of composers Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Aleksander Scriabin and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
With the year 2020 marking the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth (in December 1770) many of Duigan’s Music Revival concert programmes for the year will include music by this most popular and inspirational composer. In this solo piano recital, Duigan includes Beethoven’s ‘Sonata quasi una fantasia’ in E-flat major Op 27 No 1, companion to the celebrated ‘Moonlight’ Sonata Op 27 No 2. This together with Schumann’s Fantasie Op 17, one of the most impassioned works of the 19th century which Schumann intended as a homage to Beethoven, are the centre pieces on the programme.
Chopin’s Barcarolle Op 60 and music by Russian romantic composers Aleksander Scriabin, including his Sonata No 4, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, a selection of Etudes-Tableaux (or picture studies) complete the programme.
Christopher Duigan is one of South Africa’s busiest classical concert artists, giving 100 performances annually. His strong sense of community involvement is shown in his active promotion of monthly Music Revival concerts across KZN and other parts of the country. These concerts have not only developed new audiences in various communities but also provided performance platform for many young and aspiring soloists. His performance range from those of the core classical repertoire, both as soloist with orchestra and in recital, to music across many genres. In addition, his performances have regularly included his own arrangements, improvisations and compositions. Duigan’s work as an entrepreneurial musician has attracted international attention for his innovative and ground-breaking approach. His activities have been said to be truly representative of an iconic 21st century classical musician.
Performances of Duigan’s ‘Fantasy’ recital programme take place in Kloof, Durban, Howick, Pietermaritzburg and Ballito. For more info and booking details visit
Tuesday 25 February 7:30 pm St Agnes Church, Kloof
Tickets: R130 includes refreshments at interval.
Booking: or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
Sunday 1 March 11:30 am Tatham Art Gallery
Tickets: R80 Secure Parking
Booking is preferred: or Music Revival 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
Enjoy coffee before from 10 am or a buffet lunch at Cafe Tatham after from 1 pm. Booking for lunch is essential – Call Cafe Tatham 033 342 8327.
Monday 2 March 7:00 pm Grace Hall, Ashton International College
Tickets: R150 includes refreshments at interval.
Booking: or Music Revival 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only)
Secure parking. Seating is unreserved.

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