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Edinburgh International Festival presents

EIF: Llŷr Williams: Piano

30 August 2012 at 11:00am

Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann; Sonetto del Petrarca No 104; Les jeux d’eaux à la villa d’Este; Tarantelle di bravura (Venezia e Napoli); Piano Sonata in B minor

The hypnotically intense performances of pianist Llŷr Williams have thrilled audiences with their breathtaking power and revelatory insights. For this concert, he scales the heights of 19th-century piano virtuosity in contrasting pieces by one of the greatest ever composers for the instrument.

Liszt is famed for his spectacular showpieces that push performers to their limits. But his music is equally possessed of a transcendental spirituality, as revealed in the ecstatic Vallée d’Obermann, which conveys a sense of wonder at nature’s grandeur. Les jeux d’eaux à la villa d’Este is a shimmering evocation of light and water, and the monumental Sonata in B minor, a piece of startling originality and daring emotional scope, is the ideal showpiece for Williams’s astonishing abilities.

‘His performance was near-miraculous’ (The Herald)

This performance will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.


Supported by Joscelyn Fox

Photo © John Ferro Sims

Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes approximately

Tickets for all EIF events – at all venues – are available at The Queen’s Hall Box Office to personal callers. For telephone or online sales please contact 0131 473 2000 or www.eif.co.uk

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EIF: Llŷr Williams: Piano
Event EIF: Llŷr Williams: Piano
Date 30 August 2012 at 11:00am
Tickets £8 - £29
Notes For telephone sales please contact EIF on 0131 473 2000 or online sales here.