Tuesday 27 June 2017 7:30PM

Inon Barnatan piano

Variations on a Suite


  • Inon Barnatan piano

Inon Barnatan’s formidable musicianship is matched by his intellectual curiosity and determination to demolish conventional boundaries between works from different periods.

The pianist’s programme explores multiple approaches to the idea of variations in music, opening with Handel’s Chaconne, built around an eight-bar theme, and including the UK première of Thomas Adès graceful Blanca Variations, written for the 2015 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition.

  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
        • Chaconne in G major HWV435
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Partita No.4 in D major BWV828
        • II. Allemande
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
      • Premier livre de pieces de clavecin
        • IV. Courante in A minor
  • François Couperin (c.1631-1712)
      • Second livre de pieces de clavecin
        • Ordre 12 No. 8 L'Atalante
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
      • Le tombeau de Couperin
        • IV. Rigaudon
  • Thomas Adès (b.1971)
        • Blanca Variations (UK première)
  • György Ligeti (1923-2006)
        • Musica Ricercata No. 11
        • Musica Ricercata No. 10
  • Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
      • Piano Sonata in E flat minor Op. 26
        • IV. Fuga: Allegro con spirito
  • Interval
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Variations and Fugue on a Theme by GF Handel in B flat major Op. 24
  • Encore
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
      • Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd! BWV208
        • No. 9 Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze) (arr. Egon Petri)

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