Boris Berezovsky piano
A return to Russian and Scandinavian roots as nature and folklore pervade the works of Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky
Bartók Sonata for piano Sz.80
Grieg 9 Lyric Pieces (Papillon, Berceuse, Halling, Marche de trolles, Fantôme, À la maison, Voyage en solitaire, Nocturne, Marche nuptiale)
3 Norvegian Dances (1, 2 et 4 op.35)
The Seasons, op. 37a (excerpts: June, August, September)
Stravinsky Sonata in C, Sonata « Petrouchka »
Boris Berezovsky, a huge figure with a dazzling command of technique acquired at the Moscow Conservatoire, is the epitome of the Russian school of piano in its purest traditional form. Virtuosity and poetry, stamped with the hallmark of Slavic sensibility, are just as brilliantly rendered on stage as in recorded form. This admirable performer of Rachmaninov and Prokofiev alike, cultivates a pronounced taste for the chamber music repertoire, which he performs as a soloist and with friends. A fine programme this season features Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons and Stravinsky’s Petrushka, mirroring some of Grieg’s finest lyrical works, a true “poetic journal” for piano by the Norwegian composer.