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Piotr Anderszewski

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Beethoven and Bartók both insist that there’s no such thing as a ‘mere bagatelle’ when Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski pairs two compelling sets of inventive miniatures. 

In a programme that also includes Beethoven’s sublimely concentrated and distilled examples, it’s the rebellious spirit of Bartók’s landmark 14 Bagatelles that most intrigues Piotr Anderszewski. Scabrous or shadowy, sardonic or impishly playful, they earth a visceral connection to the rhythms of Bartók’s beloved Hungarian folk music. 

Technically unassailable, a pianist of peerless insight, Anderszewski’s accomplishments are reflected in a glittering haul of prizes including the Gilmore and the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards. ‘From the very opening onwards’, says The Guardian of his recent recording of the Bartók Bagatelles, Anderszewski ‘finds the nervous spiky energy required in No 2 (one of Bartók’s own recital favourites) …hypnotic’. 

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