Beethoven Sonata no. 14 Op 27, no2 (“Moonlight”) Schumann Faschingschwank aus Wien, op 26 Schubert Sonata D 664 in A Major Chopin Polonaise op 26 / 1 C# minor Chopin Prelude Op 28 / 8 F# minor Chopin Mazurka Op 63/ 3 C# minor Chopin Scherzo Op 20, B minor.
Murray Perahia's second appearance at the Barbican this season sees the much-loved, highly-acclaimed pianist take to the stage for a solo recital. A deeply thoughtful, highly-intelligent artist, his interpretations are always the result of close study of the music he performs, the results always inspiring, illuminating and testimony to profound reflection on the composer's intentions. His formidable technical skills, meanwhile, seem lightly worn. Whether in Bach, always alive to the rhythmic vibrancy of the Baroque master's music, or performing the great works of the classical or Romantic eras, Perahia's recitals are highlights of any season for those who adore the possibilities, profundity and humanity of the keyboard repertoire.
'Perahia’s playing was alive with fantasy.' The Times
'Perahia played a magnificent recital.' New York Times
'Everything Perahia played provoked the senses, titillated the musical mind, flooded the emotional receptors.' LA Times