A Very English Virtuoso

I know, I’ve already posted today, but for once I am throwing caution to the wind… and rain and damp and generally crappy weather that Berlin is enduring this summer. No wonder I spend so much time chained to my computer.

Anyway… the so-called classical music ‘industry’ these days leaves me a bit cold. Too many technicians, too few musicians. Which makes Benjamin Grosvenor something of a miracle. He is an Englishman and an ‘old school’ piano player who produces the most delicious sound I think I have ever heard from a piano. Forget Lang Lang, et al, think Horowitz and Richter; Ben is the real deal.

Sadly, the Chopin Nocturne available on YouTube is one I’m not fond of, so instead I decided to post this unashamedly virtuosic showpiece from the first Prom of the year because it’s such fun, and some Liszt. But seek out his Chopin, you won’t regret it. (By the way, he’s 19.)

7 thoughts on “A Very English Virtuoso

  1. I loved both pieces. Thanks for sharing, Janine. I am glad there are some real talent and good music to listen to in this age. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Am listening to it now, had to keep the volume down as it is very late.. I think I like his playing.. full of life and emotion.. continue..

  3. Yes, I like his playing. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Need to find some more quiet time to listen again and again. There are so much in his playing to listen, appreciate and digest. I guess that’s why it is called classic music. ๐Ÿ™‚

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