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Proms Chamber Music 6: Jeremy Denk

Monday 24 August 2015 - 1:00 PM

Cadogan Hall
Jeremy Denk © Michael Wilson

Approximate end time: 2pm

Presented by:

Bartók
Piano Sonata 13'

Scriabin
Piano Sonata No. 9, 'Black Mass' 10'

Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 25'

Jeremy Denk piano

There will be no interval

Jeremy Denk is one of America's foremost pianists – a musician the New York Times hails as someone 'you want to hear no matter what he performs'.  He makes his BBC Proms debut in a recital that puts Beethoven's final piano sonata at its core.

It's a work that blends extrovert passion with a depth that characterises all of the composer's late works, and is paired here with Bartók's Piano Sonata, a piece strongly coloured by Hungarian folk melodies and rhythmic attack.

We mark the centenary of Scriabin's death with his most famous piano sonata, the 'Black Mass' – a disconcerting, phantasmagoric musical journey and a gleeful vision of horror.

Jeremy Denk returns in Prom 60 to perform Henry Cowell’s iconoclastic Piano Concerto.

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