From the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Petroc Trelawny presents the conclusion of a piano recital featuring Peter Donohoe. Brahms: Six Pieces for piano, Op 118. Bartok: Piano Sonata.
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.
Johannes Brahms: 6 Pieces for piano, Op.118
Béla Bartók: Piano Sonata
Peter Donohoe piano.
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