Today, on 3 May, the rising 22-year-old British pianist Martin James Bartlett will celebrate the release of his debut album “Love and Death” (“Warner Classics”).
Since his 2014 victory in “BBC Young Musician of the Year” competition Martin James Bartlett has built a considerable international reputation.
“Love and Death” with its imaginatively conceived programme gives proof of his artistic range. “Love and death are two elemental themes that have inspired breathtaking masterpieces from poets and composers for centuries. My album features gloriously beautiful music by Bach, Schumann, Wagner, Liszt and Granados, culminating with an impassioned and fiery “War” Sonata of Prokofiev,” he says.
On 21 July Martin James Bartlett will give a recital based on “Love and Death” programme during the opening weekend of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival.