Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstuck VII
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstuck IX
Robert Schumann: Concert sans orchestre (First version of Piano Sonata in F minor, Op.14)
Fryderyk Chopin: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.45
Fryderyk Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp, Op.60
Fryderyk Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Fryderyk Chopin: Berceuse in D flat, Op.57
Fryderyk Chopin: Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31
The fourth of five recitals at Royal Festival Hall performed by piano master Maurizio Pollini, one of the most important artists of the last half century.
Continuing his pilgrimage tracing the development of the avant-garde through the various eras of Western classical music, Maurizio Pollini introduces two iconoclasts of the German tradition, and to end his journey returns to the composer closest to his heart. Pollini has long regarded Boulez and Stockhausen as the two giants of late 20th-century composition and has often said he sees it as a duty for artists to programme contemporary works. And meanwhile his wonderfully poised and sensitive playing of the romantic repertoire has received endless praise from reviewers - 'Sublime technical mastery and exquisite poetic subtlety go hand in hand' (BBC Music Magazine).
Young Persons' Platform tickets for just £7 are available for those aged between 15 and 25. Please note, these are only available by phoning the Ticket Office on 0844 875 0073.
Watch Maurizio Pollini discussing the Pollini Project in this BBC4 interview.