Schubert, Bach, Liszt

Fri, Apr 26, 2013, 01:00


Schubert, Bach, Liszt

Simon Trpceski, Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt

WIgmore Hall


Simon Trpceski began this Wigmore Hall concert, recorded last March, with Schubert’s German Dances, D783, light pieces approached without a hint of sentimentality and sounding all the better and more substantial for it. The same seriousness of approach, bolstered by a fine, firm technique, informs the rest of the programme. Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy is kept on a firm trajectory. Liszt’s arrangement of Bach’s organ Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543, is unfolded with measured dignity. And in the three pieces of pure Liszt – the Petrarch Sonnet No 104, Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este , and Hungarian Rhapsody No 2, well chosen for contrast of mood and manner – Trpceski keeps the all-important showmanship in finely judged balance.