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Beatrice Rana

Beatrice Rana standing in front of a grand piano

In a recital that covers a kaleidoscopic range of colours and styles, Beatrice Rana makes her Barbican recital debut with some of the most demanding and dazzling music written for piano.

Evocative and hypnotic piano pieces by Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Debussy move from avenues of cypresses to moonlit terraces, before the western wind whisks us away to an enchanted island. Rana then brings her formidable interpretive skill to Liszt’s monumental B minor Sonata: one of the most original and forward-looking piano sonatas of the 19th century.

Revered for the intelligence and depth of her interpretations, Beatrice Rana is sought-after the world over for playing that ‘has a kind of Orphic seductiveness, a transcendent lightness of touch’ (The Times). Rana’s gift for weaving gossamer textures is to the fore in a programme that blurs dream and reality.

This performance will finish at approximately 9.20pm, including a 20-minute interval

Produced by the Barbican

‘Her playing has fire and poetry, imagination and originality, temperament and charm, all on top of fearless technical address‘

Digital programme

Beatrice Rana in a navy blue dress, looking to her left

Beatrice Rana

Tonight's programme takes us from Liszt’s great sonata into the early 20th century and the contrasting sound worlds of Scriabin, Debussy and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Read our free digital programme to find out more.

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