The Romantic Piano • Michael McHale

Thursday Feb 16th 2023 • 7:30 pm | The Large Room • City Hall

    Michael McHale piano
40th Birthday Tour
Michael McHale piano

This programme combines beloved works by some of the Romantic era’s greatest pianist-composers with stories of romance and heartbreak, from Romeo and Juliet to the Greek myth of Hero and Leander, from love song arrangements by Clara and Robert Schumann to more contemporary takes on love and loss.

"As I turn 40 this year, I have also included music that has played an important part in my musical life, from my childhood through to the present day, and composers with whom I have a special connection.” Michael McHale

Presented & Supported by

Wat3erford Music Club


    Ludwig van Beethoven:

    Sonata in C minor op.13 “Pathetique”

    John Field:

    Nocturne No.5 in B flat major

    Fryderyk Chopin

    Nocturne in E flat major op.9 no.2

    Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo & Juliet: Ten Pieces for Piano op.75 iv. The Young Juliet vi. The Montagues and the Capulets vii. Father Lorenzo viii. Mercutio


    Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in A flat op.90 no.4 Three love songs arranged for solo piano

    Augusta Holmès (arr. McHale)

    Évocation d’Amour

    Clara Schumann (arr. McHale)

    Sie Liebten Sich Beide op.13 no.2


    Liebeslied “Widmung” S.566

    Philip Hammond

    …this hour of quiet…

    Missy Mazzoli


    Franz Liszt

    Ballade No.2 in B minor S.171