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.
Piano Sonata 13’
Piano Sonata No. 9, ‘Black Mass’ 10’
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 25’
Jeremy Denk piano
There will be no interval