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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

INTERVAL

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.

Followed by
Canada 150
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • George Frideric Handel

      Chaconne in G HWV435

      Performer: Inon Barnatan.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Allemande from Partita No.4 in D BWV828

      Performer: Inon Barnatan.
    • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

      Courante from Premier Livre de Pieces de Clavecin

      Performer: Inon Barnatan.
    • François Couperin

      L'Atalante from Second Livre de Pieces de Clavecin 12e Ordre

      Performer: Inon Barnatan.
    • Maurice Ravel

      Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin

      Performer: Inon Barnatan.
    • Thomas Adès

      Blanca Variations (UK premiere)

      Performer: Inon Barnatan.
    • György Ligeti

      Two pieces from Musica Ricercata

      Performer: Inon Barnatan.
    • Samuel Barber

      Fourth Movement from Piano Sonata in E flat minor, Op.26

      Performer: Inon Barnatan.
  • Interval

    • Arnold Schoenberg

      Chamber Symphony No.2, Op.38

      Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
  • Part 2

    • Johannes Brahms

      Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel, Op.24

      Performer: Inon Barnatan.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sheep May Safely Graze (arr. Igor Petri)

      Performer: Inon Barnatan.
  • Post-concert: Canada 150

    • John Dowland

      Lachrimae Antiquae (Flow my tears)

      Performer: Les Voix humaines. Performer: Andreas Martin. Singer: Daniel Taylor.
      • Atma Classique.
    • Toru Takemitsu

      Toward the Sea for Alto Flute and Guitar I The Night

      Performer: Robert Aitken. Performer: Norbert Kraft. Ensemble: Toronto New Music Ensemble.
      • Takemitsu: Chamber Music.
      • Naxos.
      • 3.
    • Toru Takemitsu

      Toward the Sea for Alto Flute and Guitar II Moby Dick

      Performer: Robert Aitken. Performer: Norbert Kraft. Ensemble: Toronto New Music Ensemble.
      • Naxos.
    • Toru Takemitsu

      Toward the Sea for Alto Flute and Guitar III Cape Cod

      Performer: Robert Aitken. Performer: Norbert Kraft. Ensemble: Toronto New Music Ensemble.
    • Jeffrey Ryan

      The Linearity of Light

      Orchestra: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
      • Naxos.
    • Franz Schubert

      Der Wanderer an den Mond, D 870

      Performer: Melvyn Tan. Singer: Nancy Argenta.
      • Schubert: Lieder Nancy Argenta.Melvyn Tan.
      • EMI Classics.
      • 1.
    • Franz Schubert

      Der Musensohn, D 764

      Performer: Melvyn Tan. Singer: Nancy Argenta.
      • Schubert: Lieder Nancy Argenta.Melvyn Tan.
      • EMI Classics.
      • 1.

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