Debussy & Pizzetti: Lorenzo Gatto & Cédric Tiberghien


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 9 Feb 2018 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin & Piano
PIZZETTI Violin Sonata
DEBUSSY Étude 9: 'pour les Notes répétées'
DEBUSSY Des pas sur la neige
DEBUSSY 'Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest' (from Préludes, Book 1)

Lorenzo Gatto violin
Cédric Tiberghien

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

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Part of 2017/18 Season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

A series exploring the links between two composers: Claude Debussy, who died a hundred years ago, and Ildebrando Pizzetti, who died 50 years ago and was a great admirer of the elder composer.

‘I first heard Pizzetti's music a long time ago, as a child. I remember being charmed by the beauty of the harmonies, the delicacy of its texture,’ writes Cédric Tiberghien, who gives three performances in this unique series. Pizzetti’s music naturally tends towards drama, with expressive melodies and choral writing born of the lilting rhythms of the Italian language.

Pizzetti’s compositions are rarely performed today, but this is the kind of music that leaves a lasting impression. Debussy also has this power – the ability to weave stories from a simple melody, with an innate elegance and lyricism. These are two composers separated by a generation, whose music makes the perfect pairing.


Recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3

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Also in this series:
Fri 16 Feb: Cédric Tiberghien & Camille Thomas
Fri 9 Mar: BBC Singers/Bart Van Reyn
Fri 16 Mar: Cédric Tiberghien, Camille Thomas & Lorenzo Gatto