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GCSE

Simon's presentations on the GCSE set works cover history, analysis (melody, harmony, tonality, structure, sonority, texture etc.), performing traditions, other useful and relevant repertoire, discussion of available recordings and of course, illustrating examples at the piano and performances of complete movements.

The repertoire and syllabuses covered include:

OCR

Area of Study 2: The Concerto through time

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Op. 15 Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18

[Also the general areas of ‘the Classical Concerto’ and ‘the Romantic Concerto’, involving the piano and other instruments]

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EdExcel

Component 3: Appraising

Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op. 13 'Pathétique' (1st movement)

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Cambridge

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, I (for examination in 2020) Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, II & III (for examination in 2021)

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AQA

Area of study 1: Western classical tradition 1650-1910

The piano music of Chopin and Schumann


* Simon is also available to give masterclasses to students taking performing modules. ** Other musicians are available to join the presentation team for sessions relating to chamber music.

Simon Callaghan extracts every ounce of eloquence and fantasy from this intriguing repertoire.

Gramophone - 31/07/2015