Grigory Sokolov | piano
The traditional and much awaited Parisian recital of the pianistic oddball Grigory Sokolov.
Due to the curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., the hours of evening performances have been changed to allow you to return home more serenely.
In order to ensure the best possible seats for the exceptional circumstances we are going through, online booking is temporarily suspended for this concert. The Theater is at your disposal to process your seat requests by phone or at the Box office.
Schumann 4 Fugues Op. 72
(No. 1 Nicht schnell, No. 2 Sehr lebhaft, No. 3 Nicht schnell und sehr ausdrucksvoll, No. 4 Im mäßigen Tempo)
Bunte Blätter Op. 99
3 pieces (I. Nicht schnell, mit Innigkeit - II. Sehr rasch - III. Frisch)
(I. Ziemlich langsam - II. Schnell - III. Ziemlich langsam, sehr gesangvoll - IV. Sehr langsam - V. Langsam)
Marsch. Sehr getragen
Abendmusik. Im Menuett Tempo
Geschwindmarsch. Sehr markiert
A sacred monster in the strictest sense of the word. Grigory Sokolov is one of those anti-stars who knows how to keep their legend alive: he gives no more interviews than he makes records in the sterile confines of the studio, skillfully creates programmes that he delivers only at the last minute, or would have every last hammer of the piano taken apart to satisfy his extraordinary instrumental demands. Ineffable, the art of the master? Nearly losing their Latin, critics find it difficult to describe what they hear with the usual words. Probably because, whatever he plays, everything seems new. None of the iconoclastic interpretations of this keyboard giant leaves the audience indifferent. This is probably true of Schumann's Bunte Blätter, the ideal poetic ground for the Russian's musicality.
PRODUCTION Jeanine Roze Production