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Denis Kozhukhin: Grieg, Beethoven & Ravel

Part of International Piano Series

A fantastical sonata, amusing impromptus and a moody waltz reflect the ‘spellbinding’ artistry of Denis Kozhukhin.

His virtuosic talent has been described by critics as ‘imperious’ and ‘mesmerizing’.

Kozhukhin opens his programme with arguably Beethoven’s most famous sonata.

While this is popularly known as the Moonlight, the name did not come from the composer, who gave his Sonata Op.27 No.2 the title quasi una fantasia (‘like a fantasy’).

The improvisatory mood continues with Schubert’s second set of four Impromptus – music which surprises and delights.

In the second half, Kozhukhin performs a selection of Grieg’s pastoral Lyric Pieces and Ravel’s brooding, spectacularly virtuosic La Valse, written in the aftermath of the First World War.

Performers

Denis Kozhukhin piano

Repertoire

Beethoven: Sonata in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Quasi una fantasia - Moonlight)
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D.935
Interval
Grieg: Selection from Lyric Pieces
Ravel: La valse

Dates & times

29 Jan 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£10 - £45
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Ticketing
Book 3 to 4 events in the International Piano Series and save 10% on tickets, or book 5 or more events and save 20%. This discount is not available on Premium seats and only applies to multiple concerts bought in the same series, not across two or more series.

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