About Mark Bebbington: Piano Portraits

Mark Bebbington

Mark Bebbington piano

Alwyn
Sonata alla Toccata 12'
Vaughan Williams
The Lake in the
Mountains 6'
Delius
Three Preludes 5'
Ravel
Sonatine 11'
Vaughan Williams
Hymn-tune Prelude on
‘Song 13’ by Orlando Gibbons 5'
Ireland
Sarnia – An Island Sequence 20'
Poulenc
Improvisation No XV ‘Hommage
à Edith Piaf’ 4'
Poulenc
Suite Napoli 10'

Mark Bebbington delivers a wonderful programme of English and French impressionism, taking as a starting point some of Vaughan Williams’ less commonly heard but beautiful miniatures for piano. Pieces by Ravel and Poulenc sit perfectly alongside these, showing the influence these composers had on Vaughan Williams. Poulenc’s whimsical Suite Napoli brings the recital to a fiery finish.