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Recorded at the Queen's Hall, Donald Macleod presents the Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger playing Berg, Liszt, Beethoven and Mussorgsky.

Swiss Pianist Andreas Haefliger performs a colourful programme featuring Musorgsky's mighty tour-de-force Pictures at an Exhibition. It was inspired by the grotesque fairy tale pictures by Victor Hartmann as exhibited in the Imperial Academy of the Arts as a memorial to the painter. Liszt conjours his own dramatic scene of St Francis walking on the water in his second Legend. Berg's early sonata is as brief as it is tumultuous and contrasts with the mature serenity of Beethoven's Sonata Op 101.

The concert is presented by Donald Macleod

Berg: Piano Sonata
Liszt: Legend No. 1, "St. Francis of Assisi's sermon to the birds"
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A major, Op.101

INTERVAL at around 11.50am
Donald Macleod explores Schubert songs sung by Benjamin Appl who appears at the Festival on Thursday.

12.15pm
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Andreas Haefliger (piano).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Alban Berg

    Piano Sonata Op.1

    Performer: Andreas Haefliger.
  • Franz Liszt

    Legend No.2 St Francis of Paolo Walking on the Waters

    Performer: Andreas Haefliger.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in A major, Op.101

    Performer: Andreas Haefliger.
  • Franz Schubert

    Am Bach im Fruhling D361

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Benjamin Appl.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Wanderer an den Mond D.870

    Performer: Benjamin Appl. Performer: Graham Johnson.
  • Franz Schubert

    Im Freien D.880

    Performer: Benjamin Appl. Performer: Graham Johnson.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Zwerg D.771

    Performer: Benjamin Appl. Performer: Graham Johnson.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont Overture

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures from an Exhibition Op.101 [1874]

    Performer: Andreas Haefliger.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op 214

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.

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