Nelson Goerner | piano

Argentinean pianist Nelson Goerner contrasts Schubert and Liszt. Fascinating.

Nelson Goerner
Nelson Goerner © Jean-Baptiste Millot


Schubert Sonata No. 17 Op. 53 D. 850
Liszt Sonnet of Petrarch No. 104, excerpt from Années de pèlerinage, 2nd year (Italy)

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His wildest dream? To be able to hear the great pianists of the past perform in front of him, answers Nelson Goerner to Proust's questionnaire. Pianists that Martha Argerich's friend could be on first-name terms with without any hang-ups. Much is therefore expected of Schubert's Seventeenth, a joyful and exuberant sonata in which the keyboard sometimes seems to contain an entire orchestra. This does not prevent the final rondo from being "a serene walk on some light-flooded path, leading to the top of a mountain or on the shores of a lake," noted Paul Badura-Skoda. An image that the Argentinian will undoubtedly have matured from the top of his house in Geneva, with a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva... Next up is Petrarch's Sonnet No. 104 by Liszt, more than ever influenced by Chopin.

COREALISATION Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées