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Schubert - Widmann - Chopin

 29 June 2011 at 6pm 

Schubert - Widmann - Chopin

Steinway Hall, London
44 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2DB
United Kingdom

Bela Hartmann, piano

At the centre of this recital is the UK premiere of Jörg Widmann’s Fleurs du mal – Sonata after Baudelaire. Widmann is one of the most celebrated of younger composers today, with works performed at all the major concert halls of the world and seasons devoted to his music at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Academy and the Salzburg Festival.

Fleurs du mal is a substantial work for piano inspired by the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. Ranging from the visionary and mysterious to the demonic and violent it is the perfect image in sound of Baudelaire’s poems, culminating in a frenzied chase to the extremities of the keyboard. Its sensuality and atmosphere make it a perfect introduction to Widmann, and this occasion should not be missed by anyone interested in piano music, old or new.

Joerg Widmann : Fleurs du mal
Franz Schubert : Sonata in C, D 840
Frederick Chopin : Selected Works

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