Steven Osborne piano
Steven Osborne piano

TUESDAY 15 MAY 7.30PM – ENDS APPROX 9.30PM

Steven Osborne piano

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Debussy

Prelude la Cathédrale Engloutie

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Berg

Piano Sonata in B minor Op1

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Prokoviev

Piano Sonata no 7 in B flat major Op. 83

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Ravel

La Vallée des cloches (from miroirs)

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Ravel

Minuet in C# minor

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Ravel

Menuet antique

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Prokoviev

Piano Sonata no 8 in B flat major Op. 84

Steven is one of the most exciting pianists currently on the concert platform. He has made many acclaimed recordings and they are indeed wonderful, but to my mind it is his live performances, where his spontaneity and willingness to take risks become evident, that reveal his immense artistry. Tonight’s programme includes two of Prokofiev’s greatest sonatas, the 7th & 8th which, along with No.6, form the so called ‘war’ sonatas. The seventh was first performed by Sviatoslav Richter in 1943, and the eighth by Emil Gilels in 1944. Add to that Berg’s one movement masterpiece and some beautiful Debussy and Ravel, and we have the makings of what could well be one of the highlights of this year’s festival.

“Some pianists gild everything they touch with their own personality; some are like chameleons, finding a new colour for each composer. Last night the wonderful Scottish pianist Steven Osborne did both, which lent the whole evening a miraculous air…every note seemed to vibrate with intelligence”
Daily Telegraph

For more information on Steven Osborne see: http://www.stevenosborne.co.uk

Tickets:

Reserved £35 & £30 Unreserved £23 Students £1