Magazine article Musical Opinion

Marc Laforet at the Wigmore

Magazine article Musical Opinion

Marc Laforet at the Wigmore

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The French pianist Marc Laforet has already built up a considerable reputation for his Chopin performances and he confirmed his international standing in the Wigmore Hall on 10 March.

He opened with late works by Brahms, one number from each of the three groups of Intermezzi gathered in Opuses 117 to 119. Although these pieces present as great a challenge of interpretation as of execution, Laforet's playing was both fluent and relaxed; it was as though he inhabited the music as much in the thoughtful Opus 117 No 2 and Opus 118 No 2, which drew playing of delicacy and fine-shading, as in the more playful Opus 119 No 3.

He moved on to Schumann's multifaceted Fantasiestucke whose eight movements trace the course of the composer's brief period of infatuation in 1837 with the young Scottish pianist Robin Laidlaw. Laforet revealingly conjured up the emotions that engulfed the composer when he was near her which he poured into his music. …

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