In his exciting new programme, Viv McLean is juxtaposing Gershwin’s Rhapsody to compositions by Beethoven and Chopin. As Gershwin’s music strikingly combines and assimilates different styles, the listener will be able to discover how thin the demarcation between classical and non-classical music can be.


Beethoven Variations on “God Save the King”
Chopin Three Nocturnes
Scherzo no. 2 Op. 31
Polonaise Op. 53
Gershwin Promenade:Walking the Dog
Someone to Watch Over Me
The Man I Love
Three Preludes
Rhapsody in Blue



Winner of the First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, Viv McLean has performed at all the major venues in the UK as well as throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. He has regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, WDR Radio in Germany, Radio France, ABC Radio in Australia, NRK Radio in Norway and for the Sky Arts television channel. His commercial releases have appeared on such labels as Sony Classical Japan, Naxos, Nimbus, RPO Records and ICSM Records.