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Hommage an Liszt mit Benjamin Grosvenor

Past Event
Fri, 19. January 2024 | 12:30 UhrLukaskirche,Luzern

Le Piano Symphonique

  • Brett Dean (*1961)

    • Faustian Pact (Hommage à Liszt | World premiere) | 7’

    • Commissioned work of the piano festival "Le Piano Symphonique"

  • Franz Liszt (1811 ‒ 1886)

    • Sonate h-Moll | 34’

  • Frédéric Chopin (1810 ‒ 1849)

    • Klaviersonate h-Moll op. 58 | 28’

The estimated duration of this program is 70 minutes, no break.

With Benjamin Grosvenor, the United Kingdoom once again has a pianist who can easily match the unforgettable performances of distinguished British predecessors such as Clifford Curzon or John Ogdon. Very British. Absolutely amazing. A true virtuoso, but also a romantic with an intense feeling, an outstanding playing technique and an excellent sense of tone color. Absolutely ideal conditions for Schumann and Liszt, and Grosvenor has chosen for his recital two of the greatest Romantic piano works, which also have a warm relationship to each other. For Schumann dedicated his immortal C major Fantasy to the piano giant Liszt, who in turn thanked him by dedicating his monolithic B minor Sonata to Schumann. “The sonata is beautiful beyond all comprehension,” commented Richard Wagner, who presumably saw his own artistic ambitions reflected in the almost orchestral flare and soaring of this piano music. Between these two romantic classics, Benjamin Grosvenor interposes a world premiere – an “Homage à Liszt” by the Australian Brett Dean as a composition commissioned by “Le Piano Symphonique”.

  • Mécène Fondatrice et Principale
  • Anchor sponsor
  • Sponsor
    • Kurt and Silvia Huser-Oesch Stiftung
    • Maestro’s & Director’s Impulse Fund, Adrian and Isabelle Weiss-Zweifel
    • Michael and Emmy Lou Pieper Fonds
    • Dr. Dolf and Maria Stockhausen
    • Isaac Dreyfus-Bernheim Foundation
    • Nadia Guth-Biasini