Beethoven: Bagatelle Op 33 No 4 in A
Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 in A D959
Osborne: Improvisation on a Theme by Keith Jarrett
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 1
Scotland’s master pianist returns with a blockbuster of a programme.
He has long been interested in jazz and he brings his own
improvisation on a theme of Keith Jarrett. Framing it are two widely
differing sonatas. Schubert’s A major is a masterpiece of poise and
Rachmaninov’s is full of passion and the extraordinary virtuosity
which in combination underpin his greatness as a composer.
Beethoven’s early Bagatelle offers the ideal amuse bouche.
'Steven Osborne takes Rachmaninov seriously, realizes his conceptions
to the nth degree, and has something to say in this repertoire’