Debussy “Clair de lune” from Suite Bergamasque
Debussy Images, Book II
Schumann Fantasie, op. 17
Debussy “La Terrasse des audiences du clair de lune” from Préludes, Book II
Debussy Images, Book I
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
“I devised a programme about contrast: the French aesthetic of Debussy as against the German of Schumann and Beethoven, but with a challenge to received ideas about the two.
A standard perception of French piano music is that it’s spontaneous and perfumed, while German music is more planned and structured. But the programme I’ve chosen here turns that on its head.”