Piotr Anderszewski, piano
Friday, November 30, 2012 | 8:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Please note that Anderszewski’s program for this concert has changed; updated program below.
“The touch and tone of Piotr Anderszewski’s playing are so seductive,” says The Guardian, “that it is easy to forget how classically correct” he is. At Duke Performances, this technically rigorous yet deeply sensitive musician exercises his talent on Bach’s graceful English Suite No. 6 and the Italian Concerto, Schumann’s captivating Fantasie, and Janacek’s haunting On an Overgrown Path.
For Bach, Anderszewski is a “perfect conduit” (The Guardian), and he valiantly dispatches the most fiendishly difficult music of Schumann. “That he can absorb an audience with the intense concentration of his pianism,” says The Chicago Tribune, “shows a powerful interpretive imagination at work” in tandem with his extraordinary ability.
“Anderszewski is to the present generation of Bach interpreters what Glenn Gould was to his” —Chicago Tribune
BACH: Italian Concerto, BWV 971
BACH: English Suite No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 811
JANACEK: On an Overgrown Path, Book 2
SCHUMANN: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17