THE 2017/18 Swindon Recital Series ends on Wednesday, April 25 as it began, with a piano recital by Paul Turner, Founder and Artistic Director of the Series.

Last September Paul performed at the Arts Centre and focused on one composer (Chopin). For this concert he is at the Wyvern Theatre bringing the audience some famous classics by several different composers.

Schumann was assured by his teacher that he could become the finest pianist in Europe but when a hand injury ended this dream he turned to composition. Papillons (Butterflies) was only his second published composition and the sense of airiness and flight suggested by the title is borne out by the music.

Grieg lived in a summer villa near Bergen for 20 years and wrote Wedding Day at Troldhaugen to commemorate his own silver wedding anniversary.

Haydn’s lyrical and playful Sonata in C major was composed during his second visit to London for Therese Jansen, a leading pianist of the day.

J S Bach has been a featured composer through the Lunchtime Concerts. Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue is one of his best-known works, an extravagant work of virtuosity, large, sprawling and emotional and an exhilarating end both to a very attractive programme and to a Lunchtime season.

* Paul Turner will perform at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, on Wednesday April 25 2018, 1.05 - 2pm. Tickets are £6, accompanied children 14 and under admitted free. Information about the recital series can be found at