Fabio Zanon plays on the Benjamin Britten Centenary Day

Wigmore Hall 22 November 2013 – 1:00pm

Zanon at Wigmore Hall

Fabio Zanon plays

Peter Philips
  • Chromatica Pavana
  • Galliard

Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat BWV998 (guitar version in D major)


Nocturnal after John Dowland Op. 70

  • Danza española No. 10
  • Danza española No. 4
  • La maja de Goya from Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo
Sérgio Assad
  • From Aquarelle:
    • Valseana, No. 2
    • Preludio e tocatina, No. 3

About this concert

Hailed by Classical Guitar as ‘one of the true stars of the 21st century’, the renowned Brazilian guitarist Fabio Zanon returns to Wigmore Hall to play Benjamin Britten’s seminal Nocturnal, written exactly fifty years ago.

His programme includes favourite works by Bach and Granados, and Sergio Assad’s virtuosic depiction of watercolour technique, Aquarelle.


Heitor Villa Lobos was such a towering presence in Brazilian music, that other Brazilian composers of the period tend to take a back seat. This, coupled with the fact that Brazil is often excluded in festivals of classical contemporary Latin American music in Europe (because of the language difference) means that we have to go out of our way to find music by contemporaries of Villa Lobos.

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West Dean 2013 1

West Dean – the name conjures up well appointed gardens, a flint covered manor in the middle of the rolling Sussex countryside, sheep, cream teas, Surrealists, the eccentric Edward James and a lively yet dignified community of craftsmen and women, engaged in furniture making, restoration, stained glass, tapestry, blacksmithing, and crafts we only read about in books.
W Dean

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