Inon Barnatan: Variations on a Suite
Live from Wigmore Hall, pianist Inon Barnatan gives a concert exploring musical variations. With Handel, Bach, Rameau, Couperin, Ravel, Thomas Ades, Ligeti, Barber and Brahms.
Live from Wigmore Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Inon Barnatan, piano, plays Variations on a Suite
Inon Barnatan (piano)
Handel: Chaconne in G major, HWV.435
JS Bach: Partita No.4 in D major, BWV.828 - Allemande
Rameau: Premier livre de pièces de clavecin - Courante
Couperin: Second livre de pièces de clavecin - 'L'Atalante'
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin - Rigaudon
Thomas Adès: Blanca Variations (UK premiere)
Ligeti: Musica Ricercata - Nos 10 & 11
Barber: Piano Sonata in E flat minor, Op.26 - Fuga
Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24
Inon Barnatan, piano
Inon Barnatan ignores the conventional boundaries between works from different periods and explores multiple approaches to the idea of variations in music, opening with Handel's Chaconne, built around an eight-bar theme, and including the UK première of Thomas Adès's graceful Blanca Variations, written for the 2015 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition.
After this week's concerts, as part of a season marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada, a chance to hear music from across the nation.
Post-concert: Canada 150