Prize-winning Swedish pianist Martin Sturfält has a busy career as a soloist. His successes include the John Ogden Prize and the Terence Judd Award, the latter giving him a series of concerts with the Hallé. For his concert with us he brings an eclectic programme, including music by our featured composer, Debussy, born 150 years ago, preceded by music by Bach that provided a trigger for his inspiration. A Sonata with one of Beethoven’s first great slow movements begins our evening and Schumann’s Humoreske adds a touch of poetry. Finally, the fireworks of Horowitz illuminate music from Bizet’s incendiary opera!
Beethoven Sonata in C Op 2 No 3
Bach arr. Liszt Prelude in A minor (BWV 543)
Debussy Pour le piano
Horowitz Variations on a theme from Bizet’s Carmen