Jeremy Denk: Infinite Variations

15 October 2017 / 11:00
Milton Court Concert Hall
The possibilities of the Variation form are infinite. And in the hands of pianist and MacArthur ‘genius award’ Fellow Jeremy Denk, doubly so.

Denk, this season's Milton Court Artist in Residence, has put together a three-part day of music celebrating the infinite variety of the form, examining it from both musical and philosophical perspectives.

Programme & Performers

11am
Variations on Death


Programme to include:
Sweelinck Variations on ‘Mein junges leben hat ein end’
Liszt Variations on ‘Weinen, klagen, sorgen, zagen’
Jeremy Denk Game Over: Brief variations on videogame death music
Schumann Theme and Variations in E flat, Geistervariationene
Bach Komm, Süsser Tod BWV 478 (arranged Harold Bauer)

3pm
Variations on Virtuosity


Programme to include:
Mendelssohn Variations Concertantes Op 17
Bizet Variations Chromatiques
Vieuxtemps Souvenir d’Amérique (Variations burlesques sur ‘Yankee Doodle’)
Schumann Études Symphoniques

7pm
Variations on Heartbreak… and Hope

Programme to include:
Martin Peerson The fall of the Leafe
John Adams I still play (European premiere)
Brahms Andante con moto from Piano Trio in C major Op 87
Nina Simone Since my love is gone (an arrangement of Verdi ‘Addio del passato’ from La Traviata)
Monteverdi Lamento della Ninfa
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 111

Jeremy Denk piano

Promoted by the Barbican

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