The artist explains: 'This programme is partly a dialogue between two of my favourite composers, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Claude Debussy.
'I see them as musical brothers, kindred spirits even if one was 180 years older than the other. They were musicians of the future, who loved to stir things up.
'They were two uniquely gifted keyboard composers, two progressive and fiercely original musical thinkers who could capture incredibly evocative images through sound, adding to the experience by giving their works poetic and nuanced titles.
'I want to show Rameau as a futurist and I want to emphasise Debussy’s deep roots in the French Baroque... and in Rameau’s music in particular. The idea is that the listener almost forgets who is who.'
PerformersVíkingur Ólafsson piano
RepertoireDebussy: Prélude from La damoiselle élue
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Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk. Víkingur Ólafsson and Gillian Moore in conversation. Admission free.