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    Tamara Stefanovich: 20 Sonatas - Part 3

    Sun 27 Feb, 7pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Classical music
    £10 ⁠–⁠ £25
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    Tamara Stefanovich
    Olja Radmanovic

    ‘Tamara Stefanovich… has a fascination with difficulty, a joy in overcoming the challenges set for her by composers, a technical command which dazzles and astonishes.’

    Seen and Heard International

    In her final recital for this trilogy of exploration, Tamara Stefanovich contrasts music by Scarlatti and Soler with four intense and mystical 20th-century sonatas.

    Scriabin’s Sonata No.9, though brief, evokes such darkness and ferocity that it was nicknamed Black Mass, giving the alchemical sensation of sound transcending into different realms.

    Roslavets presents his performer with a huge challenge in his Piano Sonata No.2, a single movement that stretches the form.

    Janáček’s only piano sonata, in two movements, was inspired by the tragic death of a young protestor, shot during a street demonstration in 1905, and conveys utmost loss and despair.

    Stefanovich closes with the hyper-expressive Sonata No.6 of 1988 by Galina Ustvolskaya, the Russian composer whose extreme, sometimes violent voice reinvents musical expressions.

    • Tamara Stefanovich piano
    • Soler: Sonata in G minor
    • Scriabin: Sonata No.9 in F, Op.68 (Black Mass)
    • D Scarlatti: Sonata in G minor, Kk.8
    • Roslavets: Sonata No.2
    • D Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, Kk.87
    • Janáček: Sonata in E flat minor, 1.X.1905 (From the Street)
    • Ustvolskaya: Sonata No.6

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    Tamara Stefanovich: 20 Sonatas – Part 1

    Tamara Stefanovich: 20 Sonatas – Part 2

    Dates & times

    Sun 27 Feb, 7pm
    Approximate run time: 60 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


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