Dit concert is al geweest. Bekijk hieronder de serie Wereldpianisten '19/'20:
- Hannes Minnaar - 18 april 2020
Dit concert is al geweest. Bekijk hieronder de serie Wereldpianisten '20/'21:
Mendelssohn - Lieder ohne Worte (sel.)
Grieg - Lyrical Stücke (sel.)
Prokofiev - Piano Sonata No. 8, on. 84
Master pianist Denis Kozhukhin
The career of master pianist Denis Kozhukhin is turbulent. In addition to First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (2010), he previously won the Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival. Since then Denis Kozhukhin has played with important orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and the Philadelphia Orchestra and can be heard on famous concert stages such as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall in New York and the London Wigmore Hall.
The two faces of Denis Kozhukhin
As a pianist Denis Kozhukhin likes to show different sides of himself. Just as easily he switches between all kinds of music styles. In the Edesche Concert Hall this varies from romantic piano pieces by Mendelssohn and Grieg to the blood-curdling 'Eighth Piano Sonata' by Prokofiev.
Mendelssohn and Grieg
What the 'Lieder ohne Worte' are to Mendelssohn, these are the 'Lyrical Stücke' to Grieg. Both are atmospheric piano pieces in which a certain image or mood is the starting point. Imagine yourself in Mendelssohn's 'Venetian's Gondola Song' sailing through the canals of picturesque Venice. Grieg takes you in his 'Hochzeitstag auf Troldhaugen' to the Norwegian countryside.
Prokofiev's Eighth Piano Sonata
The contrast between the atmospheric piano pieces by Mendelssohn and Grieg and the robust 'Eighth Piano Sonata' by Prokofiev could not be greater. They are called 'War Sonatas', the three late piano sonatas (numbers six to eight) that Prokofiev composed during the Second World War. The 'Eighth Piano Sonata', also the longest of the three, Prokofiev wrote with the liberation in sight. The almost triumphant end of the piece probably has something to do with that. If this piece is new to you as a listener, don't worry. Denis Kozkhukhin is an "impressive and reliable guide" in Prokofiev's masterpiece, according to the English quality newspaper The Guardian.
piano Bösendorfer Imperial 290 Wereldpianisten Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Edvard Grieg Sergei Prokoviev Sergej Prokofjev Lieder ohne Worte Lyrische Stücke Noorwegen Seizoen '18-'19