Stephen McIntyre – Variations

Stephen McIntyre

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


One of Australia’s most eminent pianists and teachers, Stephen McIntyre performs variations by Haydn, Rachmaninoff and Brahms.

An illustrious career in both performance and education has taken McIntyre all over the world, earning him accolades such as the National Critics Award, Sir Bernard Heinze Award for distinguished contribution to music and recognition as a member of the Order of Australia. A former student of renowned pianists Nadia Boulanger and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, witness McIntyre’s virtuosity as he performs three sets of variations by Haydn, Rachmaninoff and Brahms.

In this captivating program, McIntyre invites listeners to traverse the intricate minds of these composers. Experience Haydn’s delicate deconstruction and rhythmic precision in ‘Variations in F minor, Hob.XV11:6’, Rachmaninoff’s opulent expansion of rhythm and harmony in ‘Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42’ and Brahms’ expressive power and dramatic shifts in ‘Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel, Op.24’. These masterpieces showcase the profound creativity of each composer through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic transformations. Join McIntyre in the intimate Primrose Potter Salon for an evening of musical brilliance as he breathes new life into these timeless works.

Stephen McIntyre is a Life Member of Melbourne Recital Centre.

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Stephen McIntyre piano


Joseph Haydn
Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42

Johannes Brahms
Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Handel, Op.24