Jimmy: James Rhodes – Live in Brighton


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 its 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 disc – 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.

Beneath the showmanship is real substance; what Rhodes has to say- and play- is infinitely interesting, pertinent and amusing, and will speak to a new audience – International Piano Magazine

Hearing an audience laugh at a concert pianist’s jokes is a new experience, and compels me to find more, to attend actual concerts, or even to pick up my dusty old violin – Hive Magazine

Rhodes obviously has it in him to be a persuasive Beethoven interpreter. Whatever persona Rhodes chooses to cultivate in terms of presentation, he certainly is a serious musician – Gramophone

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James Rhodes

RELEASE DATE: 07/05/2012
BARCODE: 635212030820


1. Adagio, from Concerto No.3 in D minor, BWV 974 A.Marcello, transcibed by J.S.Bach

2. Jimmy on classical music and Beethoven

Piano Sonata No.21 in C major (Waldstein), Op.53

Ludwig van Beethoven

3. I. Allegro con brio

4. II. Introduzione (Adagio molto)

5. III. Rondo (Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo)

6. Jimmy on Moszkowski

7. Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6 M.Moszkowski


1. Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op.3 No.2 Sergei Rachmaninov

2. Jimmy on Chopin

3. Romanza, from Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 F.Chopin, transcribed M.Balakirev

4. Jimmy on Bach

5. Chaconne, from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 Bach–Busoni

6. Jimmy on encores and Schumann

7. Widmung (Dedication), Op.25 No.1 R.Schumann, transcribed F.Liszt

8. Jimmy on Grieg

9. In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt, Op.23 E.Grieg, transcribed G.Ginzburg

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