Benjamin Grosvenor piano
An explosion of piano delights with accents of light and shade.
Bach French Suite No. 5 BWV 816
Brahms Four pieces op. 119
Dean Three Pieces « Tribute to Brahms »
Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun(arrangements by Leonard Borwick and George Copeland)
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
This young English pianist is not only an exceptional virtuoso and consummate stylist with an unusually diverse repertoire, but also a sophisticated musician blessed with a talent for devising a musical menu. He has a rare ability to mix genres and eras, forms and atmospheres, in an explosion of flavours. The tranquil sunlit paths of Bach’s French Suite No. 5 intersect with the shady tracks of Brahms’s farewell to the piano, to which Australian composer Brett Dean pays tribute in his 2013 work 3 Pieces. Finally, the sensual languor of the Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun gives way to Ravel’s phantasmagorical triptych Gaspard de la nuit, whose feverish atmosphere, poisons and insidious charm are evoked by Grosvenor, who has made a major recording of the work.
Children under 9: a complimentary ticket can be collected at the control desk on the morning of the concert
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées