Piano Recital

Danilo Mascetti

Wednesday 20 July, 2022 – 1 pmd-mascetti

We are delighted to invite back to Brentwood Cathedral Danilo Mascetti who will be giving a Lunchtime PIANO Recital on Wednesday 20 July at the usual time of 1pm.

His Programme is called CONTEMPLATIONS and is a comparison of the two Composers Olivier Messiaen and Franz Liszt, who wrote the most religiously inspired pieces for piano, as well as an exploration of the spirituality of their works.

In Danilo’s own words:

“The Concert Programme begins from silence, almost muted, with scenes inspired by nature and birds for the first two pieces, in a sweet and delicate manner; the two musical paintings of the kneeling Virgin and of St. Francesco da Paola (from a work by Steinle) follow for an impetuous and stormy atmosphere, which leads from the initial intimacy to a strong grandiloquence…..”   


Olivier Messiaen (1908 -1992) La Colombe – The Dove (3 mins)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Légende no. 1  .. St. François d’Assise: la prédication aux oiseaux (9 mins)
Olivier Messiaen (1908 -1992) Regard XI .. Première Communion de la Vierge (7 mins)
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Légende no. 1  .. St. François d’Assise: marchant sur les flots (8-9 mins)
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Bénédictiton de Dieu dans la Solitude (17 mins)
Olivier Messiaen (1908 -1992) Regard XV .. Le baiser de l’Enfant Jésus 
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Pater Noster (4 mins) 

There is no admission fee, but we do welcome any donation you can afford to give, and such donations can be greatly increased if you are able to use Gift Aid.

Refreshments were served afterwards in the adjacent Cathedral Song School.

There is normally adequate free parking in the Cathedral grounds for those attending recitals.

Photo – Graham Hillman