Monday 1 February 2021 7:30PM

Cédric Tiberghien piano

Beethoven, Schumann and Webern


This concert was live-streamed as part of the Wigmore Hall Spring Series. The video is no longer online but other concerts are available to watch in full here: Wigmore Hall Concert Video Library


  • Cédric Tiberghien piano

French pianist Cédric Tiberghien is a regular and welcome visitor to Wigmore Hall, both as a soloist and recital partner. His programme tonight takes ‘variations’ as the theme and includes a selection from Beethoven’s catalogue of variations written during the final decade of the 18th Century. In contrast, Webern’s Variations were written in 1936 and the work's title is ambiguous. In a letter from that year dated 18 July, Webern wrote: ‘The completed part is a variations movement; the whole will be a kind of “Suite”’. Only the third movement was completed at the time, and it is clearly a set of variations.

  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
      • Etudes in Variation Form on a Theme by Beethoven WoO. 31
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
      • 7 Variations on the Quartet 'Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen' WoO. 75
      • 9 Variations on the Aria 'Quant' è più bello' from Paisiello's La molinara WoO. 69
  • Anton Webern (1883-1945)
      • Variations Op. 27
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
      • 6 Variations on the Duet 'Nel cor più non mi sento' from La molinara WoO. 70
      • 8 Variations on the Trio 'Tändeln und Scherzen' WoO. 76
  • Robert Schumann
      • Geistervariationen WoO. 24