Genre: Chamber music

Grigory Sokolov

This time performing music by Schumann and Rachmaninoff.

Grigory Sokolov is among those exclusive soloists who elevate music to unimagined heights every time, managing to surprise even the choosiest of audiences. With only two exceptions, he has guest-performed at Konserthuset each year since 2004 in an annual October concert. Every concert with Sokolov is unique in its own way, for while his technique is utterly peerless, he rarely adheres to a template for piano virtuosos. His interpretations are deeply personal.

The eight movements of Schumann’s Kreisleriana, inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tales about the conductor Johannes Kreisler, moves between furious outbursts and heartfelt warmth. There are reasons to suspect that the music reflects Schumann’s state of mind at the time.

Rachmaninoff’s ten piano preludes are magnificent and they tell us something about the the composer's own impressive skills at the piano. The preludes were first performed by Rachmaninoff himself at a concert in Moscow in 1903. Dramatic and virtuosic for sure, but the main character is that of intimacy in these pieces, the most famous being the ”marching” prelude in g minor.

This time performing music by Schumann and Rachmaninoff.

Sunday 31 October 2021 19.00

Ends approximately 21.00

Price:

230-400 SEK

Grigory Sokolov is among those exclusive soloists who elevate music to unimagined heights every time, managing to surprise even the choosiest of audiences. With only two exceptions, he has guest-performed at Konserthuset each year since 2004 in an annual October concert. Every concert with Sokolov is unique in its own way, for while his technique is utterly peerless, he rarely adheres to a template for piano virtuosos. His interpretations are deeply personal.

The eight movements of Schumann’s Kreisleriana, inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tales about the conductor Johannes Kreisler, moves between furious outbursts and heartfelt warmth. There are reasons to suspect that the music reflects Schumann’s state of mind at the time.

Rachmaninoff’s ten piano preludes are magnificent and they tell us something about the the composer's own impressive skills at the piano. The preludes were first performed by Rachmaninoff himself at a concert in Moscow in 1903. Dramatic and virtuosic for sure, but the main character is that of intimacy in these pieces, the most famous being the ”marching” prelude in g minor.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Robert Schumann Kreisleriana for piano
    36 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Serge Rachmaninoff 10 Preludes for piano op 23
    34 min
  • Encore:
  • Frédéric Chopin Polonaise in e flat minor for piano op 26:2
    7 min
  • Frédéric Chopin Polonaise in A flat major for piano op 53
    7 min
  • Johannes Brahms Intermezzo in A major for piano op 118:2
    6 min
  • Johannes Brahms Ballade in g minor for piano op 118:3
    4 min
  • Aleksandr Skryabin Prelude in e flat minor for piano op 11:14
    1 min
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale "Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 639, version for piano arr Ferruccio Busoni
    4 min
  • Participants

  • Grigory Sokolov piano

Sunday 31 October 2021 19.00

Ends approximately 21.00

Price:

230-400 SEK