The outstanding Belgian pianist Marie François - a delightful and uplifting recital , Wednesday April 26th, Warsaw, Poland
Op 48 No.1 in C minor
(her favourite in a deeply moving performance)
Op. 55 No. 1 in F minor, Op.55 No.2 in E-flat major
Op. posth. 72 in E minor (a performance of eloquent melancholy so suitable for our times. Surprisingly redolent of great loss as it was written in 1826 when Chopin was a young man - his first composed nocturne)
I felt after spending time in Poland she has developed an authentic grasp of what Chopin's favourite pupil Marcelina Czartoryska referred to as le climat de Chopin. Let us hope it continues to grow ...
A selection of the mysterious and rarely performed but superbly musical Mendelssohn Lieder ohne Worte
Op 38 no 2
Op 53 no 3
Op. 67 no 4
Op. 38 No.5And to complete this remarkable, transcendent moment in time, a number of poignant and festive Romanian Dances transcribed by Béla Bartók.
|A fine-toned small grand piano by Yamaha
|Age and youth interact over a discussion on Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
His sublime musicality and playing but also, surprisingly, his love of Ferraris!