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Nikolai Lugansky

Nikolai Lugansky

Nikolai Lugansky

03 Aug 2022 | 20:00 | Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church

This event will be livestreamed on the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra YouTube channel  

Beethoven Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2, ‘Tempest’
Beethoven Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, ‘Appassionata’
Medtner Selection from Vergessene Weisen, Op. 38
Rachmaninov Selection from Études-Tableaux

Inducted by his teacher Tatiana Nikolaeva into the grand lineage of Russian pianism, Nikolai Lugansky has been described by Gramophone magazine as ‘inextricably associated with the music of Rachmaninov’ – in a review that celebrated his ‘complete emotional attunement’ and ‘technique in spades’. So it is no surprise that Rachmaninov features on this programme with Études-Tableaux: pieces that respond to visual imagery, though the images are not disclosed. They play alongside music by the composer’s Russian contemporary (and fellow-exile) Medtner. And for good measure there are also two of Beethoven’s best-loved sonatas:
Op. 31 No. 2, known (for no very good reason
after Shakespeare) as the ‘Tempest’, and the more literally tempestuous Op. 57, known for better reasons as the ‘Appassionata’.

Nikolai Lugansky

03 Aug 2022

Tickets: £12, £30
(Students from £5)
Duration: 120 min
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church
Wednesday 3rd August, 2022 – 20:00
From £12
(Students from £5)

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