Built in 1901 as the display hall for the German company Bechstein Pianos, the Wigmore Hall was seized as enemy property in WWI and sold at auction for a fraction of its value. These days, boasting perfect acoustics, art nouveau decor and an excellent basement restaurant, the 'Wiggy' is one of the world's top chamber music venues and currently hosts around 400 events a year. Programming leans on the classical and Romantic periods. The Monday lunchtime recitals, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, are excellent value, as are the Sunday morning coffee concerts. Musical luminaries who have performed at the Wigmore Hall include Sergey Prokofiev, Shura Cherkassky, Paul Hindemith, Andrés Segovia, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc. Tours of the auditorium, with its famous Art Nouveau mural, and other parts of the building take place during the Open House London event in September.
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The award-winning pianist performs Nocturne In C Sharp Minor, No 1, Nocturne In D Flat, No 2, Mazurka In G Sharp Minor, No 1, Mazurka In D, No 2, Mazurka In C, No 3, Mazurka In B Minor, No 4, Nocturne In C Minor, No 1, Nocturne In F Sharp Minor, No 2...Classical and opera Sunday February 19 2017
Louise Alder And Gary Matthewman
The soprano and her piano accompanist performs Sibelius's Kyssens Hopp, No 2, Vilse, No 4, Sav, Sav, Susa, No 4 and Flickan Kom Ifran Sin Alsklings Mote, No 5, Huw Watkins's Five Larkin Songs, Debussy's Cinq Poemes De Baudelaire, Puccini's A Te and Morire?,...Classical and opera Sunday February 19 2017
Isabelle Faust And Alexander Melnikov
The violinist and pianist pairing performs Szymanowski's Myths, Faure's Violin Sonata No 1 In A and Violin Sonata No 2 In E Minor, Jean Francaix's Sonatine For Violin And Piano and George Antheil's Sonata No 2 For Violin, Piano And Drums.Classical and opera Sunday February 19 2017
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It's a ruby in the dust. I don't use it as much as I should - I should learn to step away from my desk a bit more at lunchtime. In the evenings it's a great place to come and unwind. Please bring back the lates and the jazz in the bar when the jubilee line starts running all night. Ta.
Terrific venue for world class solo & chamber musicians with wonderful acoustics - a bit fusty like some of the clientèle but oh the music...
Some of my most treasured concert-going experiences have taken place here! It is such a beautiful building and you are right on top of the music even on the back row. The acoustic is perfect for chamber music solo piano and song recitals.