Inside Music with Javier Perianes
Pianist Javier Perianes opens up a colourful selection of music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light
A series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside. Today pianist Javier Perianes explores the emotional heart of performances from Schubert’s String Quintet in C major and Puccini’s Tosca, to Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” symphony and a Mazurka by Chopin played by Artur Rubinstein.
Javier also finds that the slow tempo conductor Otto Klemperer brings to Bach’s St. Matthew Passion allows a particularly mystical quality to emerge, and recalls how Daniel Barenboim gave Javier particular insights into the piano sonatas of Beethoven.
At 2 o’clock Javier plays his Must Listen piece featuring someone he calls “a poet of the piano”, Dinu Lipatti. The recording was made 70 years ago and according to Javier, no-one has made a finer one since.
A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3