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Nikolay Lugansky | piano

Nikolay Lugansky, the quiet force of Russian piano, has an affinity for Beethoven and César Franck.

Nikolaï Lugansky
Nikolaï Lugansky © Jean-Baptiste Millot
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Programme

Beethoven Sonata No. 14 Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight"
Sonata No. 23 op. 57 « Appassionata »
Franck Prelude, Aria and Final FWV 23
Prelude, Choral and Fugue FWV 21 

To read

Incredibly, Nikolay Lugansky has not always felt a strong affinity with Beethoven. Fortunately, time has worked its magic: "Every year, I discover more and more meaning in his music. This incredibly rich world shows how a person in the most tragic situation finds the strength within himself to continue his life and his creativity, to overcome any emotional catastrophe.” To 'Clair de lune' and 'Appassionata' he adds two opuses by Franck which, as the awards won in 2020 by the readings set for Harmonia Mundi testify, are made for his masterful technique, his skilful improvisations and his intellectual mastery of construction.

PRODUCTION Jeanine Roze Production

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