Mozart/Badura-Skoda - Larghetto & Allegro
Stravinsky - Concert for 2 pianos
Debussy - En blanc et noir
Stravinsky - Le Sacre du Printemps
‘I believe I have delved into the secret of the rhythm of spring and that the musicians will feel it’, said Stravinsky, when he composed Le Sacre du Printemps in 1913. The most significant piece of music of the 20th century; a primal piece. On two grand pianos it loses none of its power, especially not when they are played by piano virtuosos. It is not often that two top-class pianists share the stage. You are witness to something very special.
‘The most accomplished pianist of a new generation,’ wrote the New York Times about the Norwegian Leif Ove Andsnes.
‘Simply formidable,’ to quote The Boston Globe about Marc-André Hamelin.
Also on the programme is a top piece from the literature for two pianos, the impressionistic En blanc et noir by Debussy – soberly named after the black and white piano keys, but what colourful music it is.
Concert from the series Great masters on the piano