Rare en concert (35 par an !), rare au disque (il préfère l’électricité de la scène au silence d’un studio) et rarissime en interview.
Arcadi Volodos piano
Due to illness, Arcadi Volodos has to postponed his concert on Monday 4th of May
Liszt Sonnet de Pétrarque No. 123
La Lugubre Gondola S. 200/2
Saint François d’Assise : La prédication aux oiseaux S. 175/1
Ballade No. 2 S. 171
Schumann Marsch et Abendmusik, excerpts from Bunte Blätter Op. 99,
Humoreske Op. 20
This pianist – who was born in St Petersburg, trained in Moscow, Madrid and Paris, and is often referred to as the “new Horowitz” for his performances of Russian and Romantic repertoire (and Liszt in particular) – likes to take his time. According to him, “Virtuosity means playing pianissimo.” He blazed his way onto the international performing circuit in the late 1990s, as is dazzlingly illustrated by his first album of transcriptions (an exercise at which he has long excelled) and a sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Now, he has made a conscious decision to give only forty or so concerts per season and is very discerning in his recording choices. However, the Théâtre designed by the Perret brothers is a regular fixture every season, much to the delight of audiences.
Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées