Chopin at LSO St Luke's
Brilliant young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor performs an all-Chopin programme from LSO St Luke’s. Talking to James Naughtie in the September issue of BBC Music Magazine, Grosvenor says that Chopin was his first musical love. ‘I was straight into him. I loved it. As I’ve said, I’m afraid I hated Bach – couldn’t get it at first. Chopin seemed to use the piano in a way that made sense. Letting it sing.’ This recital from London starts with the Scherzo No. 1 in B minor and also includes the posthumous Nocturne in C sharp minor, the Bourrée in G major and closes with the Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31. His new disc, Rhapsody in Blue, is out now on Decca.
Photo: Decca/Sussie Ahlburg