Sunday Piano Series: Emmanuel DespaxSunday 10 October 11:00am Classical Music
Venue: Royal Concert Hall
Running time: 1 hour
Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
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Bach – Busoni Chaconne in D minor
Liszt Ballade No. 2 in B minor
Schubert Fantasy in C, D760 (Wanderer)
Known for his colourful performances of Romantic music, French pianist Emmanuel Despax opens our series with a dramatic programme, beginning with the most celebrated of Ferruccio Busoni’s Bach transcriptions. Adapted from the 2nd Partita in D minor, this epic work remains one of the most technically challenging in the repertoire, achieving almost orchestral sonorities. Liszt’s Ballade No. 2 is no less virtuosic, its passionate lyricism and narrative drama achieving an almost operatic quality. Schubert’s famous Wanderer Fantasy provides a powerful finale, its driving rhythm propelling the story to an ecstatic climax.
Admission price includes tea, coffee and cake.