Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor’s New York Recital Debut

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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.

Program details:

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: Lilacs

Rachmaninoff: Polka de W.R.

Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

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Comments [1]

Herman Joseph from NYC

A young pianist in the tradition of the great school of British pianism Solomon, Hess,Lewis, O'Conor, Curzon, Lympany etc. Combines a perfect technique with beautiful tonal expressive qualities, intellectual understanding of different styles, wide ranging repertoire. This is a great debut recital.

Jul. 16 2013 09:42 PM

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