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concert Nikolai Lugansky plays Rachmaninov, Brahms and Wagner Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron

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Nikolai Lugansky plays Rachmaninov, Brahms and Wagner Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron


Wagner under Lugansky's touch: a definite thrill.

Winner of the first prize in the Tchaikovsky Competition and second prize in the Rachmaninov Competition, Nikolai Lugansky, born in 1972 in Moscow, is one of the best pianists from the young Russian generation. Although he is particularly at ease with the Slav repertoire, as demonstrated in Rachmaninov's Preludes and Musical Moments, he also gives a beautiful rendition of Brahms' Six Piano Pieces Opus 118 in which he combines cutting accents and great delicacy. But the surprise comes from his own arrangement of excerpts of Wagner's Twilight of the Gods in which he deploys a telluric energy. The piano sounds like an orchestra with one hundred and twenty musicians, and one shudders during the Funeral Music and The Fire in Valhalla



  • Johannes Brahms, 6 Klavierstücke, Op. 118
    • 1. Intermezzo: Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato
    • 2. Intermezzo: Andante teneramente
    • 3. Ballade: Allegro energico
    • 4. Intermezzo: Allegretto un poco agitato
    • 5. Romance: Andante
    • 6. Intermezzo: Andante, largo e mesto
  • Richard Wagner / Nikolai Lugansky, Twilight of the Gods, extracts (transcription for Piano)
    • Siegfried and Brünnhilde duet
    • Funeral march
    • Walhalla fire
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Preludes, Op. 23
    • No. 7 in C minor: Allegro
    • No. 5 in G minor: Alla marcia
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Six Musical Moments, Op. 16
    • No. 4 in E minor


  • Directed by:
    • Dominique Pernoo
  • Venue: La Roque d'Anthéron (La Roque d'Anthéron, France)
  • Production date: 2002
  • Recording date: 2002
  • Duration: 58 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience / Arte France / INA France
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