French Suite No 2 in C minor
Sonata no 31 in A flat major Op 110
Les Yeux Clos »
Pagodes - Soirées dans Grenade - Jardins sous la pluie
Waltz in C sharp minor Op 64 No 2
Nocturne in D flat major Op 27 No 2
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
Japanese pianist Junko Kobayashi continues our French theme with the evocatively impressionistic sound-pictures of Debussy's Estampes.
Her countryman Takemitsu's music is strongly influenced by French composers like Debussy and Messiaen, so his Les Yeux Clos fits perfectly in this programme, with a 200th anniversary tribute to Frederic Chopin as a fitting climax.
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