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Llyr Williams: Beethoven, Schumann & Brahms

Part of International Piano Series

Known for his musical intelligence and communicative interpretations, Llŷr Williams makes his International Piano Series debut in this opening concert of the season.

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.

...the sound Williams creates has an irresistible singing quality like no one else’s. His infallible technique serves a keen musical intelligence, with every phrase supported, balanced and imbued with unequivocal meaning
Washington Post


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Beethoven: 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO.80
Schumann: Humoreske in B flat, Op.20
Brahms: Theme and variations in D minor arr. for piano from String Sextet No.1 in B flat, Op.18; Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


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Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm: Llŷr Williams discusses the programme. Admission free.

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