Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
4 October 2016
St John's Smith Square, London
Read my full review on Bachtrack here.
'A fierce intensity of concentration and precision'.
'Grosvenor combined his obvious command of the virtuosic demands with the ability to draw the audience into the moments of intimacy, showing great delicacy and subtlety'.
'What made this a stunning finale from Grosvenor was his attention to the structure and melodic content, never allowing the virtuosic showmanship to overpower'.
'An impressive demonstration of Grosvenor’s intelligent programming, virtuosic command and developing stylistic range'.
Mozart: Piano Sonata in B flat major, 'Linz', K333
Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor ('Funeral march'), Op.35
Scriabin: Piano Sonata no. 2 'Sonata-Fantasy' in G sharp minor, Op.19
Granados: Goyescas, No. 1 Los Requiebros & No. 2 El fandango de candil
Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole, S 254
Moszkowski: Étude de Virtuosité in A flat major, Op.72 no. 11