In the first of four concerts he has personally curated at LSO St Lukes in London, pianist Barry Douglas performs Brahms's introspective Seven Fantasies, Op 116, and Schubert's final great Piano Sonata in B flat, D960.
Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op 116
Schubert: Piano Sonata in B flat, D960
Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.
Barry has recently embarked on a monumental recording project to record the complete works for solo piano of Brahms and Schubert within five years, and it is Brahms's chamber music which is at the core of this four-concert residency, the latest in the LSO St Lukes/BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert sequence of 'And Friends' residencies.
The friends he has invited to join him reflect his wide-ranging contacts within the musical world, and include violinist Chloë Hanslip and horn-player Richard Watkins from the UK, French clarinettist Michel Lethiec and Finnish cellist Arto Noras.