Perth Piano Series 2017

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170321

Kate Molleson introduces the first in a series of four programmes featuring some of the most outstanding and thought-provoking pianists of our time. From Perth Concert Hall, American pianist Jeremy Denk performs music by Byrd and Bach to Scott Joplin and Conlon Nancarrow in a programme that spans nearly 400 years of composition. A thread runs through these pieces: the importance of the bass line, dance rhythms and music that was popular at the time of writing.

Bach: English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808

Joplin/Hayden: Sunflower Slow Drag

Stravinsky: Piano-Rag-Music

Byrd: The Passinge Mesures (The Nynthe Pavan from My Ladye Nevells Booke)

Hindemith: Suite for piano, Op.26, '1922' (Ragtime)

Bolcom: Graceful Ghost (Rag)

Nancarrow: Two Canons for Ursula (Canon No. 1)

D Lambert: Pilgrim's Chorus (after Wagner's Tannhäuser)

Mozart: Piano Sonata in C major, K545 (2nd mvt)

Jeremy Denk, piano.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170322

Kate Molleson presents the second in a series of four programmes featuring some of the most outstanding and thought provoking pianists of our time. Today's recital by Spanish pianist Javier Perianes features Schubert's very last, deeply emotional Sonata for piano No 21 D960, as well as a Manuel de Falla's glorious evocation of Andalusia in his Fantasia Baetica.

Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat, D960

Manuel de Falla: Fantasia Baetica

Javier Perianes, piano.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170323

Kate Molleson presents the third in a series of four programmes featuring some of the most outstanding and thought-provoking pianists of our time. Today Lars Vogt plays Beethoven's very last sonata for the piano, No 32 in C minor. In it Beethoven demonstrated his mastery of the form and pushed the keyboard instrument of the time to its absolute limits. To start, Lars performs Schubert's four miniatures, titled by his publisher as 'impromptus'.

Schubert: Four Impromptus, D899

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor, Op 111

Lars Vogt, piano.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170324

Kate Molleson presents the last in a series of four programmes featuring some of the most outstanding and thought-provoking pianists of our time. German-Italian pianist Sophie Pacini begins today's concert with a work that Schumann commented was 'overflowing with tenderness', Chopin's Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor. Next, she plays the first Beethoven sonata she ever learned, aged 13, the Waldstein, and finishes with Liszt's fiendish operatic fantasy, his Réminiscences de Don Juan.

Chopin: Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op.53, 'Waldstein'

Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan, S.418

Sophie Pacini, piano.