Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - SJE Arts International Piano Series 2024

Submitted by Sally Doyle on November 8, 2023 - 13:51

Venue, Timing and Cost

SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church
Thursday, 8 February 2024
7.30 - 9.30 pm
£20-£35, students, under 25s & carers £8-£25

Debussy: Suite bergamasque
Liszt: Hymne de la nuit, S.173a/1
Liszt: Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort, S203
Liszt: En rêve (Nocturne)
Debussy: La plus que lente, L. 121
Liszt: Valse-Impromptu, S.213
Massenet: Valse folle
Debussy: D’un cahier d’esquisse
Debussy: Arabesque No. 2
Massenet: Papillons Blancs
Debussy: Masques
Liszt: Toccata
Massenet: Toccata for piano
Debussy: Pour le piano

French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has a stellar international career and a reputation as one of the most engaging live performers of his generation.

The star of his programme is the 19th/20th century French composer Claude Debussy. Opening with Suite bergamasque, with its lovely ‘Claire de lune’ third movement, it ends with the suite ‘Pour le piano’, composed earlier and marking a point when Debussy decided to concentrate on piano composition rather than orchestral work. Alongside Debussy, Jean-Efflam sets Massenet and Liszt. The first, a successful composer of fashionable opera, generally considered a traditional 19th century romantic; the second a rule-breaker par excellence who prepared the ground for Debussy and the modernists who followed.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH
(on Iffley Road between Marston Street and James Street, opposite the University Sports Ground).

Tickets from Tickets Oxford (in person at Oxford Playhouse, tel. 01865 305305,


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