“He commands the stage with aristocratic ease” wrote the New York Times about Benjamin Grosvenor, before adding that his playing “makes you sigh with joy”. Today this internationally famous young British pianist from Westcliff-on-Sea returns to his home county, and his journey through the musical worlds of Bach, Brahms, Berg and Ravel should speak for itself – with some revelatory detours along the way.
This concert is due to finish at approximately 4.50pm and there will be a 20-minute interval.
Bach French Suite No.5 in G major, BWV.816
Brahms Four Pieces for solo piano, Op.119
Brett Dean Hommage à Brahms
Debussy arr. Borwick Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Berg Sonata Op.1
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit