Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
Selection of Mazurkas
Moments musicaux, Op. 16
Boris Berezovksy makes his festival debut in the first of our solo recitals. Berezovsky, the quintessential Russian pianist known for his wedding of poetry and power, opens this recital with Rachmaninov’s magnificent Piano Sonata No. 2, a work as tempestuous as it is heartfelt. After his own personal selection of Chopin’s crystalline Mazurkas, Berezovsky returns to Russia for Rachmaninov’s 6 Moments musicaux in which the art of wordless song is rendered both wistful and viscerally powerful. A not-to-be-missed festival highlight at Oxford Town Hall.
The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 10 pm.