International Piano Series: Freddy Kempf

See Freddy Kempf in a concert of works by Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin and Schumann
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Programme
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat major 'Les Adieux', Op.81a
Liszt, Franz (1811-1886), Trovatore: Miserere, transcription from Verdi, S 433/R 266
Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849), Ballade no. 3 in A flat major, Op.47
Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849), Ballade no. 4 in F minor, Op.52
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856), Kreisleriana, Op.16
Artists
Freddy Kempf, Piano
Operatic inspiration mixes with some of the most-loved works from the Romantic piano repertoire in British pianist Freddy Kempf's return to the International Piano Series.

Described by The Telegraph as possessing 'the fearless exuberance of youth', the paper went on to praise his willingness to take risks - 'a readiness that brings spontaneous combustion to his playing... but he has sensitivity, too.'

The concert opens with Beethoven's Sonata Les Adieux, which conjures a potent tale of parting, absence and reunion. Liszt's transcription from Verdi's Il Trovatore succeeds in transferring grand opera to the piano. Epic poetic narratives are suggested in the two Chopin Ballades performed, and Schumann's Kreisleriana is a series of imaginative dreamscapes inspired by the tales of ETA Hoffmann.

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

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