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    Jan Lisiecki | piano 

    A dazzling and original programme of preludes across the ages by Jan Lisiecki.

    Photo de Jan Lisiecki © Stefano Galuzzi
    Jan Lisiecki © Stefano Galuzzi

    Chopin  Prelude Op. 28 No. 15, Prelude No. 26
    Bach  PreludeNo. 1 BWV 846
    Rachmaninoff  Prelude Op. 23 No. 3 (Tempo di minuetto)
    Szymanowski  Preludes Op. 1
    Messiaen  Prelude No. 1 « La colombe », Prelude No. 2 « Chant d’extase dans un paysage triste », Prelude No. 3 « Le nombre léger »
    Chopin  Prelude Op. 45
    Rachmaninov  Prelude Op. 3 No. 2
    Górecki  Prelude No. 1, Prelude No. 4
    Bach  Prelude No. 1 BWV 847
    Rachmaninov  Prelude Op. 23 No. 5
    Chopin  24 Preludes Op. 28 

    Jan Lisiecki presents an original and dazzling programme based around the prelude form from Bach right through to Messiaen and Gorecki. The word prelude comes from the Latin word praeludere: to prepare to play. In the fifteenth and sixteenth century preludes were used by musicians to check their instruments were in tune before starting to play. They often took the form of an improvised piece without any set musical structure. In the nineteenth century, composers, and Chopin in particular, appropriated the prelude and transformed it into a stand-alone piece often on a virtuoso level. This history is demonstrated over four centuries in a single evening.

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