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The composer-pianist Beatrice Berrut has trascribed Mahler’s most famous work, “Adagietto” (from Symphony No. 5), for solo piano. expressed her desire to see the score published.
Mahler’s symphonies are complex and beautiful music, but pianists have had limited opportunities to perform his works. For this concert, Beatrice Berrut has taken a unique perspective in transcribing Mahler’s works to experience them in a new context. True to the spirit of Mahler’s works, but tailored for solo piano, these transcriptions are a must for anyone who wants to revive Mahler’s music on the piano.
The Swiss pianist Beatrice Berrut has forged a solid reputation as a Lisztian, as these lines from the newspaper Le Monde attest: “The programme is a condensed version of the Lisztian galaxy and the pianist an incarnation of the main figures of Olympus. From the hunter Diana who misses no expressive target with her Bösendorfer bow to the elusive Mercury who rises from virtuoso fingers”.
Her discography pays tribute to the work of two great mystics: that of Bach (with her album Lux Aeterna, which mirrors Bach’s modernity with the music of Thierry Escaich) and that of Liszt, to whom she has devoted three recordings, exploring in turn his mature work, his concertante work and his late work. Her latest recording is devoted to the art of transcription and paraphrase, and presents works by Mahler and Schönberg in a new form, revisited by her pen.
Beatrice Berrut is regularly invited as a soloist by orchestras such as the Dortmund Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, the Saarländisches Staatsorchester, the Hofkapelle Meiningen, the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra to name but a few, She has performed in such venues as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Tonhalle Zürich, the Tianjin National Theatre, Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago, the Ravinia Festival and the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires.