Geoffrey Madge

Recital programs.

Geoffrey Madges recital programmes are a combination of baroque, classical, 19th century and contemporary works, often a combination of well-known and unknown compositions. Also special projects like his Cathedrals of Sound; series (first arranged for the 1996 Adelaide Festival) in which he performs epoch-making works in 3 or 4 recitals from the whole piano literature,including the monumental Berlioz/Liszt Symfonie Fantastique. During the last years some of the main works he has been performing are Bach's Goldberg Variations, The Art of Fugue and the complete Well-tempered Clavier. Performances of such major works as Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and Hammerklavier Sonata, Reger's Bach Variations and the Debussy Etudes have always been a highlight in his concert programmes. He has always been fascinated by the connections between architecture and music.

Concerto repertoire and other interests.

He has given and still gives performances of an extremely wide range of piano concertos, all the Bachs, the 5 Beethovens, including the Choral Fantasia, Mozart's Piano Concert in C KV415, Brahms 2nd, the Max Reger Piano Concerto, the Busoni and Benjamin Britten concertos, Liszt's no's 1 and 2, all three Medtner concertos and many others. During the 60's he was investigating the music of the Russian composers around the revolution years and following much research in libraries and archives brought a number of forgotten works from Mossolov (including the piano concerto), Lourié, Roslavetz, Wyschnegradsky and others to the attention of the public.