In a neat piece of programming, Monday’s Wigmore Hall lunchtime concert brought together two French master-pianists to play two French masterpieces for the ballet, Debussy’s erotic and ecstatically playful Jeux, and Stravinsky’s “beautiful nightmare”, The Rite of Spring. Read my full review here

Listen to the concert via the BBC iPlayer here

[Image credit: François-Frédéric Guy © Guy Vivien, and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Paul Mitchell]

Photo credit: Guy Vivien

French pianist, François-Frédéric Guy, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Ludwig van Beethoven, gave a recital of three of the composer’s most well-loved and well-known piano sonatas, nicknamed ‘Pastoral’, ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Hammerklavier’. Read my review for Bachtrack here

More on the Beethoven piano sonatas here