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Following stand-out performances of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Spanish National Orchestra and conductor Krzysztof Urbański, described by Scherzo as “an outstanding version in all aspects”, Benjamin Grosvenor is set for a recital tour through some of Europe’s most important musical venues.
Beginning at Munich’s Herkulessaal on Monday, 6th May, the tour continues at Milan’s Sala Verdi (8th May), Siena’s Palazzo Chigo Saracini (10th May), Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (12th May), Toulon’s Palais Neptune (13th May) and London’s Barbican Hall (16th May) before finishing in Spain at Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana (20th May) and Zaragoza’s Sala Mozart on 21st May.
Benjamin’s recital programme starts with an all-Schumann first half, including the composer’s Blumenstück and Kreisleriana, followed by Janacek’s two-movement Sonata 1.X.1905 (“From the street”), a selection of Prokofiev’s Visions fugitives op. 22 and Liszt’s Réminiscences de Norma, a transcription for piano after Bellini. Earlier this year Benjamin toured the same repertoire through North America to great critical acclaim, among others being lauded for displaying “intense virtuosity and poetic introspection” (South Florida Classical Review).
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