English pianist Clive Swansbourne has been internationally acclaimed for his performances in both America and Europe.

Now living and teaching in Houston, Texas, he continues to perform his large and wide-ranging repertoire regularly and to record on the Swan Records label. He produces illustrated talks on many of his recordings in his Enlightened Listener series.


The Enlightened Listener




"Swansbourne's playing was like a pool in a forest, of great mystery and beauty"

—Philadelphia Inquirer

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Gearing up for Beethoven’s 32 sonatas

I’m gearing up for my fifth journey through the thirty-two Beethoven piano sonatas, starting on September 22, 2016 (see Recital Series, right). The last one was eleven years ago when I performed them at Houston’s Rothko Chapel. This time the venue is the new Shigeru Recital Hall at Houston’s Kawai Gallery.

The acoustics are superb, and the Shigeru concert grand is one of the most beautiful pianos in Houston. I am greatly looking forward to playing often on that magnificent instrument.
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The 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Sept 2016-Mar 2017)

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The 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas


Kawai Gallery - Shigeru Recital Hall, Houston, Tx

A journey through the thirty-two Beethoven piano sonatas, taking full advantage of the state-of-the-art acoustics at the new Shigeru Recital Hall in the Kawai Gallery, 5800 Richmond Avenue.


Eight recital programs - two performances of each program.

Running between September, 2016 and March, 2017.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations

In this work of astonishingly wide-ranging musical style and allusion, Beethoven adopted a highly distinctive approach to writing variations, taking an original work by minor Viennese composer Anton Diabelli and developing it into 33 variations filled with sophistication of harmony, invention and brio.

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