Jean-efflam Bavouzet | Debussy Centenary Recital
THURSDAY 15 MARCH - 8:00 PM
Balade slave (1890/1903)
Tarantelle styrienne (1890-1903)
A selection of 7 Etudes (1915)
12 Préludes Book II (1913)
One of the finest interpreters of Debussy’s piano music marks the centenary of the composer’s death. Nominated for Gramophone’s Artist of the Year award in 2017, Bavouzet’s extensive discography includes a complete and highly praised survey of Debussy’s music for Chandos. The programme includes some of the composer’s defining works for the instrument: 7 of his Etudes, which Debussy described as ‘a warning to pianists not to take up the musical profession unless they have remarkable hands’; and the second book of Preludés with its evocations of landscapes including India, Egypt, England and his homeland, France.
Pre-concert talk with Debussy biographer Roger Nichols 7pm