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Edinburgh 70: Gabriela Montero

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, known for her improvisations, includes Bach-Busoni, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt and an audience-led improvisation in her 2008 debut at the Festival.

Featuring Venezuelan pianist and protegee of Martha Argerich, Gabriela Montero, who made her debut at the Queen's Hall series in 2008 with this recital of virtuoso masterworks by Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Schumann and Liszt plus some impromptu improvisation in collaboration with the audience.

Bach, arr. Busoni: Chaconne
Chopin: Ballade No 4 in F minor
Debussy: I'isle joyeuse
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No 1
Trad/Montero: Flower of Scotland Improvisation

Gabriela Montero, piano.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chaconne in D minor

    Performer: Gabriela Montero. Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op.52

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
  • Claude Debussy

    L'Isle Joyeuse

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz No.1

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
  • Traditional

    Improvisation on Flower of Scotland

    Performer: Gabriela Montero. Music Arranger: Gabriela Montero.
  • Henry Purcell

    If music be the food of love

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Stefano Montanari.
    • Henry Purcell, O Solitude: Andreas Scholl/Accademia Bizantina.
    • Decca.
    • 1.