Jonathan Powell is renowned for his interpretations of 19th and 20-century piano repertoire, as shown by his recent deutscher Schallplattenpreis for Sorabji’s Sequentia Cyclica, which was recorded at the JdP.
Tonight’s concert is a unique opportunity to hear all ten Scriabin sonatas in one evening, played by one of the acknowledged great interpreters of this repertoire. Hearing them in chronological order presents a fascinating perspective on Scriabin’s development from a composer strongly influenced by Chopin to the mystic modernist at the forefront of fin-de-siècle experimentation with colour and harmony.
5.30pm: pre-concert talk on Scriabin’s sonatas by Professor Marina Frolova-Walker (Cambridge University).
All ticket purchases include one drink from the bar and one programme. Please present your ticket at the venue to claim this offer.