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PCM 07 - Benjamin Grosvenor

Piano recital by Benjamin Grosvenor. Chopin: Ballade No 1. Mompou: Paisajes. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales. Weir: Day Break Shadows Flee. Gounod arr Liszt: Waltz (Faust).

Benjamin Grosvenor at the BBC Proms in music by Chopin, Judith Weir and Ravel

From the Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Chopin: Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Mompou: Paisajes
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Judith Weir: Day Break Shadows Flee [BBC Commission. World Premiere]
Gounod arr. Liszt: Waltz from 'Faust'

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

He may only just have turned 22, but pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is already a Proms regular. The precocious British pianist returns for his first Proms Chamber Music concert, performing a mixed programme with a dance theme pulsing through it.

He explores the waltz from the contrasting perspectives of Ravel and Liszt, exchanging bladed impressionism for dizzying virtuosity, while Mompou's Paisajes transports us to Barcelona, offering an evocative vision of a city from which the composer had been distanced for many years.

The contrast of nocturnal scurrying and warm radiance suggested the title for Judith Weir's new commission, written specially for Grosvenor.

virtuosocollection

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • ALEC ROTH Autumnal

    Mark Padmore (tenor), Morgan Szymanski (guitar)

  • ALEC ROTH Invocation

    Morgan Szymanski (guitar)

  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Concert Etude Op.28 no.6

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No.1 in G minor

  • Gounod arr. Liszt

    Waltz from "Faust"

  • Federico Mompou

    Paisajes

  • Maurice Ravel

    Valses Nobles et Sentimentales

  • Judith Weir

    Day Break Shadows Flee

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
  • Federico Mompou

    Paisajes

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Valses nobles et sentimentales

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
  • Judith Weir

    Day Break Shadows Flee (BBC commission: world premiere)

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Waltz from 'Faust' (arr Liszt)

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Ernst von Dohnanyi - Capriccio F minor, Op. 28 No. 6 (encore)

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.

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