The enormously gifted young Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi is one of the piano world’s rising stars, admired for his intimate, singing tone and his keen musical integrity.
Piemontesi's carefully considered interpretations are all the more thrilling for their sudden eruptions of wild abandon.
Piemontesi’s gift for theatricality is the ideal match for Schumann’s effervescent Faschingsschwank aus Wien (‘Carnival Scenes from Vienna’), with its vivid scenes of Viennese dance, drama and revelry, which he precedes with Mozart’s grand D major Sonata. Webern’s Variations are terse and taut, and Piemontesi concludes his recital with the emotional intensity of Schubert’s great Sonata in A minor, one of the composer’s most personal creations.
Francesco Piemontesi Piano
Mozart Piano Sonata in D K284
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien
Webern Variations Op 27
Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor D845