Tuesday 27 February 2018 7:30PM

Louis Lortie piano

Schubert, Adès and Chopin


  • Louis Lortie piano

Louis Lortie’s Chopin interpretations have gained legendary status over the years, promoted by the French-Canadian pianist’s jaw-dropping technical perfection and rare generosity of spirt.

His programme presents the composer’s early and late works in company with two of Thomas Adès’s glittering Mazurkas.

‘In recent years, I have performed with delight on both Bösendorfer and Fazioli at Wigmore Hall. They are extremely different “animals” and this recital program with two different sonic worlds in each part required the best of both worlds. I am spoiled to be able to convey a particular scent of Austrian melancholy on the relatively new model 280 from Bösendorfer and the more Latin bravura and cantabile flavour of Adès and Chopin on the roaring and sobbing Fazioli.’ Louis Lortie

  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Fantasy Sonata in G major D894
  • Interval
  • Thomas Adès (b.1971)
        • Mazurka Op. 27 No. 1
  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Mazurka in F minor Op. 7 No. 3
        • Fantasy in F minor Op. 49
  • Thomas Adès
        • Mazurka Op. 27 No. 2
  • Fryderyk Chopin
        • Mazurka in F sharp minor Op. 59 No. 3
        • Polonaise in F sharp minor Op. 44
  • Encore
  • Fryderyk Chopin
        • Etude in A flat major Op. 25 No. 1

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