Johann Sebastian Bach

Preludes and Fuges from "The Well-Tempered Clavier" II BWV 870-893

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A♭ major

Piotr Anderszewski

Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata for Piano No. 31 in A-flat Major op. 110 are unique compositions that conquer the very peak of piano-literature. Despite the emphasis on the alternation of 24 preludes and fugues, the artistic variety of musical expression of the Well-Tempered Clavier fascinates interpreters and listeners over and over again. And also in Beethoven's op. 110 from the triad of his last piano sonatas, the musical composition finds its own, unique, unrepeatable, nearly orchestral sound opulence.

The Polish pianist Pjotr Anderszewski is one of the leading pianists of his generation. He has won numerous awards in all major international concert halls and at renowned festivals. His perfectionism inspired film-maker Bruno Monsaingeon to two award-winning documentaries (Piotr Anderszewski presents the Diabelli Variations and Travelers Without Calm)

  • 5.45 pm Cable car Panorama-Gondelbahn (Mountain ascent), Champagne reception
  • 6.45 pm Dinner at the Panorama 2962 Restaurant (4-course-menu)
  • 8.45 pm Piano Recital
  • Till 11.30 pm Cable car Panorama-Gondelbahn (Mountain descent)

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(c) Simon Fowler
(c) Simon Fowler

Piotr Anderszewskiis regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation.He appears regularly in recital at such concert halls as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Staatskapelle orchestras, the London Symphony and Philharmonia orchestras and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. He has also placed special emphasis on playing and directing, working with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Camerata Salzburg.

In the 2018-19 season Anderszewski will appear with (among others) the Sinfonia Varsovia, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, LSO and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. He will also give recitals in Paris, Belgrade, Berlin, Prague, Lisbon, Budapest, Florence, Munich, Vienna, London, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Istanbul and a US recital tour. Gulbenkian Orchestra and the CBSO will join with him for play-direct projects. In spring 2019 he will also resume his collaboration with the Belcea Quartet for a chamber music programme. Piotr Anderszewski has been an exclusive artist with Warner Classics/Erato (previously Virgin Classics) since 2000. His first recording for the label was Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, which went on to receive a number of prizes. He has also recorded Grammy-nominated discs of Bach’s Partitas 1, 3 and 6 and Szymanowski’s solo piano works, the latter also receiving a Gramophone award in 2006. His recording devoted to works by Robert Schumann received the BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Year award in 2012. Anderszewski’s disc of Bach’s English Suites nos. 1, 3 and 5, released in November 2014, went on to win both a Gramophone award and an ECHO Klassik award in 2015. His most recent recording of two late Mozart concertos with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe was released in January 2018. Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been a recipient of the Gilmore award, the Szymanowski Prize and a Royal Philharmonic Society award. He has also been the subject of several documentaries by the film maker Bruno Monsaingeon. ‘Piotr Anderszewski plays Diabelli Variations’ (2001) explores Anderszewski’s particular relationship with Beethoven’s iconic work. ‘Unquiet Traveller’ (2008) is an unusual artist portrait, capturing Anderszewski’s reflections on music, performance and his Polish-Hungarian roots.