Recital Haendel • Brahms • Bach • Liszt – Francesco Piemontesi (1 Hybrid SACD)
Recipient in 2009 of a fellowship from the internationally renowned Borletti-Buitoni Trust, invited to join the BBC ‘New Generation Artists’ scheme, prize winner at the International Queen Elisabeth Contest in 2007, Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi, still only 27, is one of the most sought after young artists of his generation. For his first international recital, avanticlassic, in collaboration with Radio Svizzeria Italiana and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, gave him carte blanche.
This new recording project will allow many listeners to discover an authentic Poet of the Piano. Starting with Haendel’s Suite in B-flat major, Francesco Piemontesi builds a fascinating program reflecting the influence of Haendel and Bach’s music on Brahms and Liszt’s works. The narrative quality of his musical discourse, his deep understanding of the counterpoint, his sheer poetic moments and superb sonority, his quest for perfection will surely thrill and move music lovers from all around the globe.