Now living in the UK, Patrick Hemmerlé is a French pianist, acclaimed for the originality of his concert programmes and the depth of his interpretations. While often heard performing core repertoire such as Chopin’s 24 Etudes and the 48 preludes and fugues in Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, he is also a champion of less familiar works. His recent CD of music by Jean-Roger Ducasse was hailed ‘a wonderful recording’ by the BBC Music Magazine.
His programme tonight is a musical journey, starting with the world of landscapes and distant lands in Debussy’s Estampes, passing through Java as seen through the eyes of Godowsky, returning to the Iberia of Albéniz and then finally arriving in Liszt’s Venezia e Napoli, the composer’s ‘supplement’ to the Italian volume of his Années de pèlerinage. It promises to be a fascinating evening.
‘Patrick Hemmerlé’s playing is second to none.’ – MusicWeb International
Godowsky Java Suite, book 1
Albéniz Iberia, book 1
Liszt Venezia e Napoli
Patrick Hemmerlé plays Chopin:
and Liszt’s Berceuse: