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Devilish fingers and pure poetry

By Jeremy Denk

together with Nijmeegse Stichting voor Kamermuziek

Jeremy Denk is a pianist we rarely get to see in the Netherlands. You may know him from his book Every Good Boy Does Fine, one of last year’s summertime bestsellers. His writing is as captivating as his playing: ‘a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs’, in the words of the New York Times. 

Thankfully, his inventive program will satisfy all listeners. From Bach to ‘Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart’ Missy Mazzoli. From the hypnotizing sounds of Ravel’s extremely virtuosic Gaspard de la nuit to Ligeti’s devilish eruptions, all the way to a soothing Beethoven. Why do these pieces fit so well together? Jeremy Denk would not be Jeremy Denk if he didn’t explain exactly that during the concert. 


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Sonata in A-minor, KV 310
Maurice Ravel – Gaspard de la nuit
Johann Sebastian Bach – Toccata in F sharp-minor, BWV 910
Missy Mazzoli – Heartbreaker
György Ligeti – The Devil’s Staircase
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata in A flat-major, Op. 110


Jeremy Denk, piano

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