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Peter Donohoe in a piano recital from the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Debussy: Estampes. Liszt: Annees de pelerinage (1st year - Switzerland), S160.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Peter Donohoe plays Debussy, Liszt, Brahms and Bartók.

'Donohoe's performance again revealed his affinity for Liszt's music. He brought these tone poems for piano vividly to life. From the opening sombre reminiscence of the hero William Tell to the quietly tolling bells of Geneva's churches, the listener became a fellow traveller on Liszt's journey' (Birmingham Post).

Peter Donohoe first shot to fame in 1982 when he was a prizewinner at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and is noted for his performances of Liszt. His programme centres on the composer's evocations of Swiss landscape and legends from the Années de Pèlerinage. This is complemented by a set of late pieces by Brahms, plus two powerfully influential composers, Bartók and Debussy, both of whom Liszt's music anticipates.

Claude Debussy: Estampes
Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage (1st year - Switzerland), S.160

Peter Donohoe piano.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Tue 28 Feb 2012 19:30

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