Dalberto and Bechstein on Tour
The highlights of the tour will be works by Gabriel Fauré, which Michel Dalberto recently recorded on a CD together with outstanding musicians: his fellow pianist Nicholas Angelich, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon (violin and cello), Gérard Caussé (viola), and the Quatuor Ébène. This brilliant CD, released to excellent reviews, features the same C. Bechstein D 282 grand piano that Dalberto will now play on tour.
“France’s best musicians have presented a magnificent recording of Gabriel Fauré’s complete chamber music,” the German weekly "Die Zeit" recently wrote about the CD box released on the Virgin Classics label. The production brought together the crème de la crème of French chamber musicians, and the same ensemble will now perform Fauré’s complete chamber music live in three concerts in London’s Wigmore Hall, on 30 April, 2 and 4 May.
On 27 April, the Trio Capuçon, with Michel Dalberto on the Bechstein, will play selected works of Gabriel Fauré and Johannes Brahms at the Parktheater, Bensheim. (Brahms played at the opening event of Berlin’s Bechstein Hall in 1892.) The next day, the three musicians will present works by Fauré in a matinee concert in the Philharmonie in Essen. And on 29 April, the programme in Birmingham’s Town Hall will include piano trios by Fauré, Brahms, and another great Bechstein admirer, Maurice Ravel. After the London concerts, the musicians will close the tour with an appearance in WDR3’s radio concert series "concerto discreto", broadcast from the Arithmeum in Bonn on 6 May.
27 April 2013: Bensheim, Parktheater (works by Brahms and Fauré)
28 April 2013: Essen, Philharmonie
29 April 2013: Birmingham, Town Hall
30 April, 2 and 4 May 2013: London, Wigmore Hall
5 May 2013: Bonn, Arithmeum