We live in the “renaissance of the piano”, as the New York Times put it in summer. A new generation has made the piano popular again: pianists with a passion for virtuosity and a willingness to expand their repertoire. In addition to the usual classics they perform formerly scorned works or they discover neglected composers. LEGATO is a series dedicated to presenting some of this new movement's most fascinating pianists - their individual approaches, their fresh ideas and their music. Every episode portrays an artist and shows an aspect of the world of the piano. Viewers meet the artists, get to know their styles, their methods of working their personal idiosyncrasies. The sum of these portraits provides viewers with an overall picture of the art of the pianist. Montréal native Marc-André Hamelin is internationally renowned for his musical virtuosity and refined pianism. The Times described a performance as “Ultimate Perfection”.
Haydn: Piano Sonata in E Major, Hob. XVI:31; Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58; Debussy: Préludes, Book II; Hamelin: Étude No. 7; Gershwin: Do, Do, Do; Liza