19. 12. 2022
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from 230 CZK

R2 Andrew von Oeyen

Večer věnovaný preludiím Debussyho, Chopina a také současného skladatele Newmana. Za klavír usedne Andrew von Oyen, považovaný za jednoho z nejpozoruhodnějších pianistů své generace.

 

Claude Debussy
Twelve Piano Preludes, I. book L 117

David Newman
Prelude

Fryderik Chopin
24 Preludes, op. 28

 

Andrew von Oeyen – piano

 

This evening is dedicated to preludes. The word “prelude” comes from Latin and in its original meaning stands for “to play before something”, originally referring to the prelude to vocal pieces. It was not until the Romanticism that the prelude became independent as an instrumental piece of improvisatory character in its own right.

Claude Debussy is a major representative of musical impressionism. In his piano compositions he tries to evoke the impression one gets when looking at paintings of the same artistic style. His Preludes are divided into two books, each of which has a distinctive title. Book I will be performed at the concert.

Prelude by David Newman, a contemporary American composer and conductor, is a short piece dedicated to the performer of the evening, who recorded it on CD in 2011 along with the music of C. Debussy and I. Stravinsky.

Fryderyk Chopin was a respected piano virtuoso in his time. Bedřich Smetana said about him, “I have had his compositions to thank for my success in all my concerts, and since I have known and understood his compositions, I have also known what my task is.” As a matter of fact Chopin wrote his works exclusively for solo piano. The Twenty-Four Preludes, op. 28 were written between 1835 and 1839.

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