|Schubert||Sonata in B flat, D960|
|Prokofiev||Sonatas No. 6 in A, Op. 82 Sonata No. 7 in B flat, Op. 83|
Scottish pianist Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians, whose insightful and idiomatic interpretations open up a world of immense musical depth. His numerous awards include The Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award and two Gramophone Awards for his recordings on Hyperion. In this programme, he presents Schubert’s final, luminous epic Piano Sonata D. 960, contrasting it with the volcanic energy and dazzling virtuosity of Prokofiev’s Sixth and Seventh Sonatas.
Osborne’s power over the hall was absolute… the atmosphere was spellbound. Daily Telegraph