Piotr Anderszewski piano
Piotr Anderszewski makes a welcome return with a programme of Bach and Beethoven in counterpoint.
Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 870 to 893 (excerpts)
Beethoven Variations on a waltz by Diabelli op. 120
Charisma can manifest itself in many different ways. In the case of Piotr Anderszewski, his conscious self-surrender gives the impression that he is emerging from a long period in purgatory. He has established his reputation as a performer with the Diabelli Variations, Webern and Szymanowski. Each concert is like hand-to-hand combat in which every last ounce of inert matter which offers resistance to the music being played is cut down. We mention these facts because they are the key to a full understanding and appreciation of the investment made by Piotr Anderszewski, an uncompromising pianist and an acknowledged expert at putting together a programme. With its interplay of echoes and reflections between the apparently contrasting figures of Bach and Beethoven, once again the programme for this recital will not disappoint.
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