Live from Cadogan Hall in London, a piano recital by Jeremy Denk. Scriabin: Piano Sonata No 9 (Black Mass). Bartok: Piano Sonata, Sz 80. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor.
Jeremy Denk plays piano sonatas by Scriabin, Bartók and Beethoven, live at the BBC Proms.
Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 9, 'Black Mass'
Bartók: Piano Sonata, Sz.80
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Jeremy Denk, piano
Jeremy Denk is one of America's foremost pianists - a musician the New York Times hails as someone 'you want to hear no matter what he performs'. He makes his BBC Proms debut in a recital that puts Beethoven's final piano sonata at its core. It's a work that blends extrovert passion with a depth that characterises all of the composer's late works. We mark the centenary of Scriabin's death with his most famous piano sonata, the 'Black Mass' - a disconcerting, phantasmagorical musical journey, followed by Bartók's Piano Sonata, a piece strongly coloured by Hungarian folk melodies and rhythmic attack.
This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 30th August at 1pm.