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concert Nikolai Lugansky plays Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata and works by Franck Armchair Concerts. Live broadcasts of concerts without an audience

Armchair Concerts. Live broadcasts of concerts without an audience

Nikolai Lugansky plays Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata and works by Franck Armchair Concerts. Live broadcasts of concerts without an audience

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The seats at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall are empty, but you’re guaranteed the best view in the house as the formidable pianist Nikolai Lugansky brings you a soul-stirring live program: gorgeous works by César Franck, including Lugansky’s own arrangement of the Choral No. 2, and Beethoven’s fiery, ever-thrilling Appassionata Sonata. “Five or six years ago,” Lugansky recalls, “I couldn’t say that I loved Beethoven." But he has since become a great admirer and connoisseur: "Every year, I discover more layers of meaning in his music. It’s an incredibly rich world that shows how, even in the most tragic of situations, a person can still find the inner strength to go on, to follow their creative instincts, and to overcome catastrophe.”

Photo: Nikolai Lugansky © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cast

Program

  • César Franck / Nikolai Lugansky, Choral No. 2 (version for piano)
  • César Franck, Prélude, Aria et Final
    • I. Prélude
    • II. Aria
    • III. Final
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, "Appasionata"
    • I. Allegro assai
    • II. Andante con moto
    • III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Preludes, Op. 32
    • No. 5 in G major

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Elena Shapchits
  • Venue: Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow, Russia)
  • Production date: 2020
  • Duration: 1 h 09 min
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