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About johnkersey

Educationalist, musician and clergyman.

Launch of new YouTube channel

I have launched a new YouTube channel which can be found here. The channel includes my lockdown recordings as well as other, mostly rare, piano works from my recorded catalogue.

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John Kersey plays Medtner Sonate-elegie, op. 11 no 2

Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951): Sonate-elegie (Sonata no. 3) (07:09) John Kersey, piano Recorded at home during the national lockdown of 2021 Artwork: Alexej Kondratjewitsch Sawrassow (1830-97) – Winter (1870)

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John Kersey plays Medtner Sonata reminiscenza, op. 38 no. 1

Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951): from Forgotten Melodies book 1, op. 38 (1920) 1. Sonata reminiscenza (Sonata no. 10) (17:38) John Kersey, piano Recorded at home during the national lockdown of 2021 Artwork: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900) – Little Russian Ox-Cart in Winter (1866)

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John Kersey plays Medtner Canzona matinata and Sonata tragica, op. 39 nos. 4 and 5

Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951): from Forgotten Melodies book 2, op. 39 (1920) 4. Canzona matinata (00:15) 5. Sonata tragica (Sonata no. 11) (05:10) John Kersey, piano Recorded at home during the national lockdown of 2021 Artwork: Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942) – Kostchei the Deathless … Continue reading

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John Kersey plays Schubert Allegretto in C minor, D.915

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Allegretto in C minor, D.915 (05:54) John Kersey, piano Recorded at home during the national lockdown of 2021. Artwork: Edvard Munch (1863-1944) – Autumn in the forest (1880)

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John Kersey plays Brahms Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, op. 24

Johannes Brahms (1833-97) – Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, op. 24 (1861) (30:30) John Kersey, piano Recorded at home during the national lockdown of 2021. Artwork: Thomas Cole (1801-48) – The Voyage of Life: Youth (1842)

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John Kersey plays Brahms transc. Klengel Sonata in A major, op. 100

Johannes Brahms (1833-97) Sonata for piano and violin no. 2 in A major, op. 100 “Meistersinger” (1886), transcribed for solo piano by Paul Klengel (1854-1935) 1. Allegro amabile (00:15) 2. Andante tranquillo – Vivace (09:35) 3. Allegretto grazioso, quasi Andante … Continue reading

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Honours and awards: Fellow of the Central School of Religion and Fellow of the Faculty of Church Music

Central School of Religion was founded and chartered as Central University in Indiana, USA, in 1896 to provide external facilities for those whose circumstances did not permit work at a residential college. In 1968, the University was revised, and only … Continue reading

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John Kersey plays Fauré Barcarolles and Nocturnes (selection)

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) 1. Barcarolle no. 2 in G major, op. 41 (00:15) 2. Barcarolle no. 3 in G flat major, op. 42 (06:44) 3. Nocturne no. 3 in A flat major, op. 33 no. 3 (15:52) 4. Barcarolle no. … Continue reading

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John Kersey plays Schubert Sonata in B flat major, D960

Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Piano Sonata in B flat major, D960 (1828) 1. Molto moderato (00:15) 2. Andante sostenuto (26:00) 3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza (38:50) 4. Allegro, ma non troppo (43:13) John Kersey, piano Recorded at home during the … Continue reading

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