Yuja Wang, piano
She begins her recital in a mood of introspection, with two of the innocently titled Three Piano Pieces from the last year of Schubert's life. She then turns to Brahms: he loved variation form, and the way he could take the simplest, shortest of ideas and grow from it a musical edifice is brilliantly demonstrated in his 'Handel' Variations, written as a birthday present for Clara Schumann.
Chopin's 24 Preludes have long been a classic of the keyboard, each one a vivid personality in its own right. When heard as a complete cycle, as here, they attain even greater cumulative impact.
PerformersYuja Wang piano
RepertoirePlease note: Programme has changed from original: -
Schubert: Piano Piece in E flat minor, D.946 No.1 ; Piano Piece in E flat, D.946 No.2
Brahms: 25 Variations and fugue on a theme by Handel for piano, Op.24
Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op.28
need to know
£9 student tickets are available via the Student Pulse app in the month before this concert. Some of these seats are on the stage. Download the app from any app store or go to studentpulse.mobi.