classical music

Francesco Piemontesi: Bach, Debussy & Rachmaninov

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

A former student of Alfred Brendel, Francesco Piemontesi is renowned for his refined musicianship, allied to a flawless technique.

Bach’s sparkling Italian Concerto sits at the heart of the first half of the evening, complemented by a selection of Busoni’s famous Bach arrangements – and a less familiar transcription by great German pianist Wilhelm Kempff of the beautiful Siciliano from Bach’s Flute Sonata BWV.1031.

In the second half of the programme, the impressionistic sonorities of Debussy’s Images contrast with the dynamism and turbulence of Rachmaninov’s expressive second Sonata.


Francesco Piemontesi piano


JS Bach: Prelude from Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV.552 arr. Busoni; Chorale-prelude, Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV.659 arr. Busoni; Chorale-prelude, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV.645 arr. Busoni; Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV.971; Siciliano in G minor from Flute Sonata, BWV.1031 arr. Wilhelm Kempff; Fugue from Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV.552 arr. Busoni
Debussy: Images, Set 2
Rachmaninov: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (vers. orig. 1913)

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


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