About the album
In 2008/09 James Rhodes saw his profile go from complete unknown to rising star, attracting celebrity followers including Stephen Fry and Sir David Tang. He swiftly went on to headline London's historical Roundhouse, where he was the first classical pianist to perform since it's re-opening.
In 2010 he made his television debut in the BBC Four documentary Chopin: The Women Behind the Music and in 2011 James went on to present and perform in his very own television series James Rhodes: Piano Man on Sky Arts.
This new album – recorded live at The Old Market theatre in Brighton – captures the energy of Rhodes in concert as he performs and entertainingly discusses works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov and more in this 85-minute programme.
"Performances of such natural ease and brilliance that no one can resist." Roundhouse concert review 15th May, Geoff Brown, The Times
"This is impressive, conveyed with conviction and dazzling technique." Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph
"From the outset, it is evident that Rhodes is a thoughtful and attentive pianist." Richard Whitehouse, International Piano Magazine
11Adagio, from Concerto No.3 in D minor, BWV 974
12Jimmy on classical music and Beethoven
13Piano Sonata No.21 in C major (Waldstein), Op.53: I. Allegro con brio
14Piano Sonata No.21 in C major (Waldstein), Op.53: II. Introduzione (Adagio molto)
15Piano Sonata No.21 in C major (Waldstein), Op.53: III. Rondo (Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo)
16Jimmy on Moszkowski
17Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6
18Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op.3 No.2
19Jimmy on Chopin
110Romanza, from Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11
111Jimmy on Bach
112Chaconne, from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
113Jimmy on encores and Schumann
114Widmung (Dedication), Op.25 No.1
115Jimmy on Grieg
116In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt, Op.23