Murray Perahia in recital

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

5 June 2015 / 19:30

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One of the world’s most respected pianists returns to the Barbican with a survey of the heartland of his repertoire.

Murray Perahia’s lifelong self-effacing engagement with the central masterpieces of the classical piano repertoire has given him a unique position amongst today’s pianists. This recital takes him from Bach to César Franck by way of Haydn, Chopin, and Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata. The repertoire is familiar: but Perahia’s approach is uniquely intelligent and deeply considered: he puts his virtuosity absolutely at the service of the music.

'Perahia’s extraordinary pianism is a sacrament of purification and a kind of return to an age of pianistic innocence' 
(Los Angeles Times.)

Programme and Performers

J S Bach French Suite No 6 BWV817
Haydn Sonata in A flat major  
Haydn Variations in F minor 
Beethoven Sonata No 14, Op 27/2  'Moonlight'
Franck Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor

Murray Perahia piano

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More recitals at the Barbican:

Tue 27 Oct Stephen Hough
Tue 24 Nov Simon Trpčeski plays Chopin
Mon 14 Dec Arcadi Volodos plays Brahms and Schubert

This event is part of:
Barbican Presents 2014–2015

Produced by the Barbican


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