James Rhodes: Piano Man

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S1 Ep7 - Bach French Suite

3.0 58 x
Bach French Suite - James plays Bach's French Suite No 5 in G which he sees as a love letter to Bach's second wife, a singer seventeen years his junior who bore him thirteen children. This is one of Bach's most accessible works and reveals a joyful,...

S1 Ep6 - Beethoven

3.0 33 x
James plays Piano Sonata 30 in E Major - written at the end of Beethoven's life when he was profoundly deaf and very isolated. James describes the first movement as "like something out of a Hitchcock movie" and the last movement as being of "such un...

S1 Ep5 - Mad, Bad and Sad

3.0 46 x
Mad, Bad and Sad - James plays his favourite pieces from three composers with whom he identifies due to their obsessive, depressive and insular qualities. They were all extraordinary pianists and each composition sets a different challenge for James...

S1 Ep4 - Bach/Busoni

3.0 75 x
Bach/Busoni - With childhood abuse, drug addiction and suicide attempts behind him, James Rhodes is not your typical concert pianist. In this episode, James plays the magnificent and fiendishly difficult Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, written f...

S1 Ep3 - Chopin

3.0 49 x
Chopin - With childhood abuse, drug addiction and suicide attempts behind him, James Rhodes is not your typical concert pianist. In this episode, James plays three pieces by the composer he has the most affinity with: Frédéric Chopin. He performs th...
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