J S Bach Partita No 1 in B flat BWV825
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 4 in E flat Op 7
Chopin Waltz in A minor Op 34 No 2; Waltz in F minor Op 70 No 2; Waltz in A flat Op 42
Weber Piano Sonata No 2 in A flat J199 Op 39
Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, New York – as one of the most celebrated pianists of his generation, Paul Lewis’s concert schedule takes him all over the world. Each year he returns to play at St George’s and his appearances here are never anything less than a highlight of Bristol’s music season. His reputation for thoughtful and carefully paced programming is writ large over this choice of music: he begins with Bach and one of Beethoven’s early sonatas before stirring the passions with the dazzling flights of fancy that mark out three of Chopin’s Waltzes and concluding with the intimate sentiments of Weber’s Second Sonata.