Some extraordinary performances in the Cunard Hall in Trafalgar Square now the distinguished ‘Sala Brazil’ of the Brazilian Embassy. The 200th Anniversary of Brazil and the 30th of the Keyboard Trust and a celebration concert of four star pianists from the KCT stable. George Fu played music by Nepomuceno and the Saudades do Brasil by Milhaud; Simone Tavoni played Bachianas Brasileiras n 4 by Villa Lobos; Thomas Kelly the Sonata n.1 by Mignone and Sasha Grynyuk the monumental Rudepoema by Villa Lobos.
After the wonderful celebration cake and champagne I did my homework to know more about these works. In particular the remarkably original Sonata by Mignone every bit as powerful as the better known Rudepoema.