Benjamin Grosvenor


Schumann Arabesque in C, Op 18
Mozart Piano Sonata No 13 in B flat, K333
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 Moonlight
Scriabin Piano Sonata No 2 in G sharp minor, Op 19
Granados Los Requiebros and El Fandango de candil from Goyescas Op 11
Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole

Benjamin Grosvenor’s programme to close the Piano Series includes works with natural phenomenon as their inspiration. The ever-popular Moonlight sonata was so-named after Beethoven’s death by poet Ludwig Rellstab, who likened the effect of the first movement to that of moonlight shining upon Lake Lucerne. Scriabin wrote of the first part of his sonata that it evokes the calm of a night by the seashore, whilst Liszt’s work takes its inspiration from his visits to Spain and Portugal.