Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in D, K.284
Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor, D.537
Fryderyk Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp, Op.60
Claude Debussy: Préludes, Book 2
Francesco Piemontesi, making his International Piano Series debut, has garnered a string of accolades that mark him out as a rising star.
Having won the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and taken part in the Borlotti-Buitoni Trust and BBC New Generations young artist schemes, the young Swiss pianist has released some notable recordings, including a recital disc dedicated to one of his mentors, Alfred Brendel.
His programme opens with Mozart's lively Sonata in D K284, after which he explores an enchanting rarity, Schubert's early A minor Sonata D537, which includes the germ of a melody the composer went on to use several more times.
The second half is devoted to Debussy's second book of Preludes, subtle and evocative pieces that translate into music images from poetry, nature and literature.
'This pianist reveals a powerful gift for intimacy. You have to stop and listen.' (The Observer).Performers
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