A critically acclaimed Beethoven interpreter, he opens his recital with the composer’s dramatic 32 Variations, which are almost improvisatory in style.
Schumann’s Humoreske is also a work of powerfully contrasting moods.
Two works by Brahms complete the programme. The Theme and Variations in D minor was arranged by the composer from the magnificent slow movement of his Op.18 String Sextet, while his expressive third Piano Sonata was influenced by Beethoven.
Listen out for hints of the famous motif from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony which occur throughout the sonata.
PerformersLlŷr Williams piano
RepertoireBeethoven: 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO.80
Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm: Llŷr Williams discusses the programme. Admission free.
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