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Edinburgh International Festival presents

EIF: Francesco Piemontesi: Piano

28 August 2012 at 11:00am

Mozart: Piano Sonata in D K284
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien
Webern: Variations Op 27
Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor D845

The enormously gifted young Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi is one of the piano world’s rising stars, admired for his intimate, singing tone and his keen musical integrity. His carefully considered interpretations are all the more thrilling for their sudden eruptions of wild abandon.

Piemontesi’s gift for theatricality is the ideal match for Schumann’s effervescent Faschingsschwank aus Wien (‘Carnival Scenes from Vienna’), with its vivid scenes of Viennese dance, drama and revelry, which he precedes with Mozart’s grand D major Sonata. Webern’s Variations are terse and taut, and Piemontesi concludes his recital with the emotional intensity of Schubert’s great Sonata in A minor, one of the composer’s most personal creations.

‘Clarity of thought is complemented by clarity of touch, incisive intellect by a good dose of fantasy.’ (BBC Music Magazine)

This performance will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.


Supported by Frank Hitchman

Photo © Marco Borggreve

Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes approximately

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EIF: Francesco Piemontesi: Piano
Event EIF: Francesco Piemontesi: Piano
Date 28 August 2012 at 11:00am
Tickets £8-£29
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