Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor’s New York Recital Debut
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Benjamin Grosvenor’s first piano teacher when he was 6-years-old was his mother. By 13, he was studying piano intently at the Royal Academy of Music in London. At this Concert from the Frick Collection, the young British pianist presents pieces from across two centuries.
Now 19-years-old, Grosvenor makes his New York recital debut with works by Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and WQXR’s former program director, Abram Chasins
Among this array of pieces he performs one of the most demanding works in piano repertoire, Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, also featured on his recent debut release from Decca.
Bach: Partita No.4 in D Major, BWV 828
Chopin: Sonata No.3 in B Minor, Opus 58
Scriabin: Sonata No.2 in G-Sharp Minor, Opus 19
Rachmaninoff: Polka de W.R.
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit