Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 7:30pm
Herbst TheatreVenue Information
SCHUBERT: Sonata No. 13 in A Major, D. 664; Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946
FALLA: Homenaje “Le tombeau de Claude Debussy”, El amor brujo DEBUSSY: La soirée dans Grenade from Estampes, La puerta del vino from Preludes Book II, La sérénade interrompue from Preludes Book I
ALBÉNIZ: El Albayzin from Suite Iberia
About This Performance
The London Telegraph describes this Spaniard as “a pianist of impeccable and refined tastes, blessed with a warmth of touch.” Javier Perianes made a remarkable San Francisco Symphony debut in 2015 with Charles Dutoit on an all-Spanish program and now returns to the Bay Area for his recital debut.
“Some concerts are unforgettable. This is the case with all of Javier Perianes’ performances, whose genuine and flawless art always goes deep into one’s memory.”
—El Mundo (Spain)
“Perianes’s playing captures [Schubert’s] magic to perfection.”
—Sunday Telegraph (London)
Awarded the “National Music Prize” in 2012 by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, Javier Perianes has been described as “a pianist of impeccable and refined tastes, blessed with a warmth of touch.” The Telegraph) His international career already spans five continents—with concerts ranging from London’s Royal Festival Hall to New York’s Carnegie Hall; Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to Berlin’s Philharmonie; Moscow Conservatory’s Great Hall to Suntory Hall Tokyo.
Highlights of Perianes’ 2015–16 calendar include concerts with Wiener Philhamoniker, Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonkünstler-Orchester, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Carnegie Hall), as well as a month-long-tour of orchestras in Australia and New Zealand.
During 2014–15 Perianes made prestigious debuts with the Orchestre de Paris, Washington National and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras and BBC Scottish Symphony. Meanwhile conductor collaborations past and future include Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniel Harding, Yuri Temirkanov, Jesús López Cobos, Sakari Oramo, Juanjo Mena, Pablo Heras-Casado, Josep Pons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Robin Ticciati, Thomas Dausgaard and Vasily Petrenko.
Perianes records exclusively for harmonia mundi. His most recent album recorded with the Cuarteto Quiroga pairs the Granados and Turina Quintets for the first time. Previous releases for the label include a selection of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, Schubert’s Impromptus and Klavierstücke, Manuel Blasco de Nebra’s keyboard sonatas, Mompou’s Música callada, …les sons et les parfums which focuses on works by Chopin and Debussy, and Moto perpetuo—a selection of Beethoven’s sonatas. Songs without Words, a selection of piano works by Mendelssohn released in November 2014, has received unanimous critical praise and Perianes’ recording of Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and selected solo works received a Latin Grammy Nomination. Of his live recording of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo, Gramophone noted: “It takes a brave man to record the Grieg Piano Concerto…But the young Spanish virtuoso Javier Perianes’ performance is of such a fearless and arresting brilliance that it virtually erases memories of the past.”