Pavel Kolesnikov, piano: In Memory of Marcel Proust
Schubert: Sonata for Piano No. 18 in G, D.894 - Movement I
Louis Couperin: Unmeasured prelude in G minor; Sarabande No.110 in A minor
Hahn: Les deux écharpes; Premières Valses: III. Ninette ; IV. Valse Noble IX. La Feuille; Narghilé from Le rossignol éperdu; Ouranos
Schubert: Atzenbrugger Tänz in A, D.365 No. 30; Waltz in B minor D.145
Fauré: Nocturne No. 12 in E minor, Op. 107
Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, Op. 21
Schubert: Sonata for Piano No. 18 in G, D.894 - Movements II, III & IV
Please note: this list is the full programme content and the running order will be different.
Pavel has designed a fascinating and compelling framework in which to present Schubert’s ‘monumental but elusive’ Piano Sonata in D, taking his inspiration from Marcel Proust’s responses to music and marrying it with the writer’s stream of consciousness literary style. Some of the works in the programme are by Proust’s favourite composers, with the crowning glory being Franck’s great ‘Prelude, Chorale and Fugue’. In Pavel’s words, ‘It’s fascinating that as different a personality as Schubert was to Proust, they align so serendipitously in their magical pieces.’
5.30pm (50 min)
Marcel Proust & the Parisian Salon Culture
This tribute to Proust in the centenary of his death opens with a roundtable event exploring the elegant salon culture and Parisian high society of the Belle Epoque. Speakers include Professor Peter Dayan (Professor of Word and Music Studies, University of Edinburgh) and Professor Frances Fowle (Senior Curator, National Galleries of Scotland).
Free event for evening concert ticket holders.
“Pavel Kolesnikov, ever a poetic and daring player, constructed a tantalising homage to Proust. It obeyed none of the conventions of an “ordinary recital” and was all the better for it.” The Guardian
Artist info: pavelkolesnikov.co.uk
- 28 July 2022
- 120 minutes
- Paxton House
- Picture Gallery