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Roberto Russo & Yuki Negishi in Recital
3rd April 2017 | 7:30 pm
|YUKI NEGISHI||ROBERTO RUSSO|
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Danseuses de Delphes: Lent et grave
Le vent dans la plaine: Animé
Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir: Modéré
Les collines d’Anacapri: Très modéré
La fille aux cheveux de lin: Très calme et doucement expressif
La sérénade interrompue: Modérément animé
La cathédrale engloutie: Profondément calme
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Ballade no. 3, Op. 47
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Humoreske in B flat Major Op. 20
This concert will last approximately 60 minutes, with no interval.
The Debussy project by Roberto and Mario Russo, investigates the complex world of Claude Debussy’s music, full of symbols and highly influenced by Impressionism and other pictorial currents of the late XIX century. Whilst celebrating the union between music and visual arts, it helps the listeners to delve deeper into philosophy, literature, legends from North Europe as well as into ancient cultures from the Mediterranean and Asia.
In the second half of the programme, Yuki Negishi offers the audience a piece which, in her own words, ‘basks in some of the most open-faced, exuberant music Chopin ever wrote’. An eight-measure introduction of the Ballade no. 3 is its ingenuously smiling entrance, leading to a main theme that is no less benign but that hints at some seriousness. After an unusually graceful ending in comparison to the other three of Chopin’s ballades comes Schumann’s Op. 20. Of whimsy, which is one of the meanings of the word humoresque, there is far more implied than real playfulness in the humoresque according to Schumann. In appreciation of the work, one must rely on the composer’s explanation of humour as ‘a way of looking on the emotions with ironic detachment’. This is a large-scale work without conscious formalism, musical thoughts streaming without inhibition: ‘laughing and crying’.
FREE ENTRY for the festival’s participants.