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Jeremy Denk on György Ligeti’s Piano Etudes

Artists

Jeremy Denk

Piano

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

English Suite No. 2 in A minor BWV 807

György Ligeti

Études pour piano (Book I)

Franz Liszt

Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S 514

Alban Berg

Piano Sonata Op. 1

Robert Schumann

Fantasy in C major Op. 17

Approximate running time: 2h 15m with one intermission

American pianist Jeremy Denk presents a program covering three centuries of music from Bach to Ligeti. In one of his rare appearances in Germany, he performs Ligeti’s Études––each one of them “a bite-sized bit of infinity,” as Denk has said––and Bach’s English Suite No. 2, together with works by Alban Berg and Franz Liszt.The concert comes to a close with Schumann’s Fantasy in C major, which is dedicated to Liszt.

Jeremy Denk on Bach