Benjamin Grosvenor

Feb 19

3:00 PM

Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Scriabin, Granados, Liszt

Sunday, February 19, 2017

After winning the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at age eleven, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has emerged as one of today’s leading piano virtuosos. “His technique is effortless and flawless, his rhythmic energy and flexibility are a constant source of delight, the range of colors he produces and his dynamic range are without parallel…he does not seek to amaze, and he does not need to” (International Record Review).

PROGRAM

Schumann Arabesque, Op. 18
Mozart Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K. 333
Beethoven Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight)
Scriabin Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19 (Sonata-Fantasy)
Granados Selections from Goyescas
Liszt Rhapsodie espagnole

Moszkowski Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 72, No. 11 [ENCORE]
Kapustin Etude in E Minor, Op. 40, No. 3 (Toccatina) [ENCORE]

PERFORMERS

At just 24, and hailed as “a boy lord of the piano,” Benjamin Grosvenor isn't getting swept up by his own success: “There is always a concert to work towards, and I regard each concert, whether in a big city or in a small music society, as being equally important." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories