Benjamin Grosvenor piano
The rising star of British piano whose talent has already crossed many frontiers.
Schumann Blumenstück op. 19
Kreisleriana op. 16
Janáček Sonata « Dans la rue le 1 X. 1905 »
Bellini-Liszt Reminiscences of Norma
Benjamin Grosvenor’s appeal lies in the heightened relief he brings to his performances and the precision of his skilfully varied playing which gives each theme its own distinctive lustre. Beneath his fingers, rubato is not merely rubato but a swell, an eddy, a reef, and a cataract all rolled into one! These qualities which delivered an exceptional Gaspard de la Nuit last year are sure to provide an unforgettable Kreisleriana. The fragrant bouquet of the Blumenstück is to Schumann what Für Élise was to Beethoven – a short, charming and delightful piece which contained the seeds of great works to come. It then makes way for the Czech soulfulness of Janáček’s unique and moving sonata, before moving onto Liszt and Bellini simultaneously with the grandiose Reminiscences of Norma. We can rely on the expert fingers of the pianist to reconstruct them with a welter of vigorous tones.
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