This October, Ott will visit LSO St. Luke’s for a BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert. The programme centre around two of the greatest romantic pianist-composers – Chopin and Liszt – along with modern master Bartok. Ott will open with the latter’s Romanian Folk Dances (1915), a set of six miniatures that draw on melodies from different regions of Romania. Chopin’s exquisite Three Waltzes (1838) follow, before Ott plays the Scherzo No. 2, one of the composer’s most extensive and exploratory pieces.
The recital closes with two works by Liszt, which through near contemporaneous display completely different aspects of his career. The Six Consolations (1849-50) are a suite of contemplative, reflexive works, heralding his later turn to religion. Then there is the fiendishly difficult Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (1847), immortalised in numerous films and cartoons. Once considered a rite of passage for would-be virtuosos, it remains one of the definite showpieces for a gifted player. There can be little doubt that Ott will deliver it with aplomb.
|What||Alice Sara Ott, LSO St. Luke's|
|Where||LSO St. Luke's, 161 Old Street, St. Luke's, Islington, London, EC1V 9NG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Old Street (underground)|
On 29 Oct 15, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican website|