PART OF WOOD, METAL AND VIBRATING AIR – PIANO RECITAL SERIES
Described by the New York Times as ‘a pianist with dazzling power and an impeccable sense of style’, US-born Juilliard graduate Elyane Laussade is now firmly established as one of Australia’s finest pianists. This attractive program of romantic favourites such as Chopin’s Scherzo in B-flat minor, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Rachmaninov’s Elegie has as its centrepiece Schubert’s final piano sonata. Completed two months before his death, unpublished for ten years and neglected for over a hundred, it is an expansive and deeply rewarding piece that, like so much of the composer’s late work, seems to take us with him on an existential journey through hardship, joy, despair, and moments of epiphany.
Rachmaninov Elegie, Op.3 No.1
Schubert Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D.960
Chopin Scherzo in B-flat minor, Op.31
William Schmidt The Priestess and the Moon-gods
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C-sharp minor
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