Francesco Piemontesi plays Bach and Schubert

Francesco Piemontesi, Piano

J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
“Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”, Choral
Praeludium BWV 645 (arr. of Wilhelm Kempff)
“Nun komm der Heiden Heiland”, Choral
Praeludium BWV 659 (arr. of Ferruccio Busoni)


F. Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Piano Sonata No. 21 B-Flat Major D960
Molto moderato
Andante Sostenuto
Scherzo. Allegro Vivace con delicatezza
Allegro ma non troppo


Recorded live on 16 July 2023 at the Church of Zweisimmen

In his recital in Zweisimmen last year, the pianist also played three short pieces by Bach. It goes without saying that his performance was perfect. More so, it was fascinating how he invited the audience to rediscover Bach and his sound.

The works of Franz Schubert are the great passion of Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi. “I always feel the need to immerse myself in his music,” he told Gstaad Digital Festival. The artist describes Schubert’s music as “incredibly honest”, “rich” and “intimate”. And that is exactly how his interpretations of Schubert’s music sound.



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