Thursday, 6 October 2016

Virtuosic command and intimate focus from Benjamin Grosvenor

International Piano Series, Southbank Centre

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

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