LSO St Luke's
Goldberg Variations and Ligeti Études
Book I (I-VI)
Book II (VII-XIII)
BACH Goldberg Variations
Jeremy Denk piano
Jeremy Denk is one of today's most intelligent and insightful of pianists. In addition to being a compelling artist, his writing on music has been praised by Alex Ross for its 'arresting sensitivity and wit'. In 2012 Denk was awarded a MacArthur Foundation award, popularly known as the MacArthur 'genius grants'.
In a typically thought-provoking programme, Denk precedes the Goldberg Variations with a selection of etudes by Ligeti: 'Both Ligeti's Études and Bach's Goldbergs are about finding infinite possibility from a simple, single premise - following an idea to its utmost consequences. Ligeti's trips to infinity tend to end in disintegration, so that the first half of the program is about the thrill and allure of chaos, the dangerous ride, the impossibility of control. In the second half, Bach rebuilds the world that Ligeti has torn apart'.
Before the concert at 5.30pm, Denk introduces a screening of his new DVD, 'Liner Notes to the Goldbergs', which accompanies his recent release of the work on Nonesuch.
Tickets: £20, £25
Screening free to ticket holders