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This event is part of the Taliesin Arts Centre series
Mark Swartzentruber, Piano
Scarlatti Four Sonatas
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 Appassionata
Chopin Two Nocturnes, Op. 55
Chopin Barcarolle, Op. 60
Debussy Estampes (1903)
Mark Swartzentruber offers an afternoon of great piano works. The recital opens with the inventive imagination and character of four of Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonatas and continues with Beethoven’s powerfully energetic ‘Appassionata’ Sonata. Two of Chopin’s eloquent and intimate Nocturnes begin the second half, followed by his Barcarolle, Op 60. The programme concludes with the scintillating landscapes of Debussy’s Estampes.
Mark Swartzentruber’s recordings on Sony and Solo Records have earned excellent reviews in the international music press and confirm his reputation as an artist of the highest calibre. His concert appearances have included London’s Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall as well as Carnegie Hall in New York. He has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.
“His playing leaves you once more in awe of Debussy.” Gramophone
“Breathtaking” The Guardian