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Nikos Nikopoulos, flute – Theodore Tzovanakis, piano “Dialogues – Monologues”

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Overview

A richly diverse programme featuring music from Germany, France, Russia, America and Japan. A programme structured as an “opera with no libretto”, with its protagonists sometimes engaging in dialogues with heterogeneous elements and at others immersing themselves in monologues. The plot of the “opera” is shaped by the musical events themselves, but also by the way each work contrasts with those that precede and come after it in the programme.

“Act I”: In the gradual unfolding of the plot, the restrained expression of an overflowing emotional religiosity (Bach) gives way to the unrestrained manifestation of a stylised elegance (Ferroud, Scriabin and Poulenc).

“Act II”: It begins with an inner monologue (Takemitsu) that borders on the meditative, after which follows a fascinating path, from the austerity of expressive means (Messiaen) to extroversion and virtuosity (Shostakovich), and from there to the dramatic climax (Liebermann).

Credits

flute

Nikos Nikopoulos

piano

Theodore Tzovanakis

Programme

Franz Xavier Mozart: Rondo in e minor for flute and piano.

Jοhann Sebastian Bach: «Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben», Aria from St Matthew Passion, BWV 244, for flute and piano

J.S. Bach / Ferruccio Busoni: Choral “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland”, BWV 659, for solo piano

Pierre Octave Ferroud: Bergère captive for solo flute

Alexandre Scriabin: Nocturne for left hand no. 2, opus 9, for solo piano

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano

Allegro malinconico

Cantilena: Assez lent

Presto giocoso

Toru Takemitsu: Air for solo flute

Olivier Messiaen: Le merle noir for flute and piano

Dmitri Shostakovich: Prelude & Fugue no. 2, for solo piano

Lowell Liebermann: Sonata for flute and piano, opus 23

Lento con rubato

Presto energico

 

 

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Wednesday 22.05.2024, 20:30:00

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