Arabesque in E major from Deux arabesques, L. 66
Tarantelle styrienne (Danse), L. 77
Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque, L. 75
L'Isle Joyeuse, L. 106
La valse, M. 72b
Moments musicaux, Op. 16 (Nos 1-4)
Mephisto Waltz No. 1, s. 514
Distinguished Québécois pianist Alain Lefèvre comes to the festival for the first time for a recital at the Holywell Music Room that takes in the suggestive, sensual world of Claude Debussy across four works and the virtuosic domain of the first virtuoso composer-pianist of the twentieth-century, Sergei Rachmaninov. Spliced between the two, Lefèvre examines the hypnotic, destructive power of the waltz: from Liszt’s vision of Mephistopheles intoxicating a tavern audience to Ravel’s prophecy of a golden age coming crashing down.
The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 21:50.