BeethovenPiano Sonata No.7 in D Major, Op.10, No.3
ChopinBallade No.3 in A flat major, Op.47
MartucciPensiero Musicale, Melodia, Barcarola
Following the unforgettable recital by Florian Mitrea in 2020, we introduce another outstanding young pianist, this time Simone Tavoni from Italy, who is already in demand as a recitalist across Europe and the USA.
His fascinating programme traverses almost 100 years of musical history from Beethoven’s early masterpiece to the rarely heard sonata by Sibelius (played here in an arrangement by Simone Tavoni himself).
In between, we hear one of Schumann’s best-loved works, his set of 13 miniatures depicting childhood scenes, followed by Chopin’s passionate Ballade No.3. After three lyrical pieces by Giuseppe Martucci, much influenced by Schumann, Liszt shows his gentle side in a charming little notturno-like piece. The ‘forgotten’ three ‘Images’ by Debussy were overshadowed by his two famous books of Images, and remained unpublished until 1976.
Another chance to hear a star of the future in a wide-ranging and intriguing programme.