Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
De Telegraaf calls Alexander Gavrylyuk 'one of the great discoveries of the past decade'.
Please note change of programme.
His recital begins with an imposing piano transcription of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor; next he offers Haydn's B Minor Sonata, which mingles pure Classical lines with shadowy, mysterious atmospheres, and the first half finishes with a sprinkling of Chopin.
The second half is devoted to the music of some great Russian composers. First, Prokofiev's short and little known third sonata and then Rachmaninov's Etudes tableaux, where the most demanding technical tasks are present in the form of expressive character pieces. He concludes with Balakirev's Islamey, once considered to be the most difficult piece ever written.
About St John's Smith Square
PerformersAlexander Gavrylyuk piano
RepertoireBach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV.565 transc. Busoni
Haydn: Piano Sonata in B minor, Hob.XVI/32
Chopin: Fantasia in F minor, Op.49; Polonaise in A flat, Op.53
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op.28
Rachmaninov: Etude-tableau in C minor, Op.39 No.1; Etude-tableau in A minor, Op.39 No.2; Etude-tableau in E flat minor, Op.39 No.5; Etude-tableau in C minor, Op.39 No.7; Etude-tableau in D, Op.39 No.9
Balakirev: Islamey, oriental fantasy
need to know
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