World pianists '20/'21

In the series of World Pianists, six world-class pianists bring to the Bösendorfer Imperial the most beautiful thing about piano music. The Lebanese pianist Abdel Rahman El Bacha sets high standards with Chopin's piano classics. In addition to Rachmaninov, Luis Fernando Pérez plays music by his Spanish compatriots Albéniz, De Falla and Mompou. With Beethoven's 'Hammerklaviersonate', master pianist Boris Giltburg will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the Beethoven year 2020. Liszt Competition winner Vitaly Pisarenko will provide passionate fireworks with, among others, Chopin, Schumann and Stravinsky's Firebird. The recital by Barry Douglas sounds at least as picturesque. He connects Rachmaninov's Moments musicaux with Mussorgsky's magnificent painting exhibition. Enrico Pace concludes the series of World Pianists with music by that other keyboard giant: Franz Liszt. From him, Pace plays the complete series Harmonies poétiques et religieuses.