Friday 20 May 2022 7:30PM

Sergei Babayan piano

Andrius Žlabys, Bach, Liszt, Rachmaninov and Schumann


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Change of Programme
The programme of the above concert has changed and will now be as follows.


  • Sergei Babayan piano

Renowned for his performances of the Romantic repertoire, Sergei Babayan is equally committed to the music of Bach. As the Hamburger Abendblatt commented in 2019 on his performance of the Goldberg Variations, Sergei Babayan ‘followed the motto “as beautiful as possible, as much as strictly necessary.” The Aria was already a paradigm of unintrusive elegance, and the subsequent variations kept their softly elastic pulse throughout.’

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004
        • (transcribed by Ferruccio Busoni)
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
      • Müllerlieder von Franz Schubert S565
        • Der Müller und der Bach
      • 12 Lieder von Schubert S558
        • Gretchen am Spinnrade
        • Ständchen
        • Auf dem Wasser zu singen
      • Schwanengesang S560
        • Aufenthalt
  • Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
      • Etude-tableau in E flat minor Op. 39 No. 5
      • Etude-tableau in C minor Op. 39 No. 1
      • Moment musical in E flat minor Op. 16 No. 2
  • Interval
  • Franz Liszt
      • Ballade No. 2 S171
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
      • Kreisleriana Op. 16
  • Andrius Žlabys (b.1977)
      • Echoes of light
        • (European première)

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