Denis Matsuev -Piano Magician with "Russian Soul" European Tour November and December 2018.
Denis Matsuev "as a triple": After the both European Tours 2014 and 2016, enthusiastic celebrated by public and press, the exceptional virtuoso is coming back on the concert stages in November and December 2018 for six Piano Recitals in Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition and has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation. During the coming European Tour Matsuev will delight his audience with works of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Tschaikowsky.
In the first part of the program Denis Matsuev is diving in with passionate impetus and individual expressionism into the emotional "Sturm und Drang" sphere of the beginning 19th century in Ludwig van Beethovens "Sturm" - Sonata d minor op. 31, Nr. 2, causing the legend to be inspired by a drama of Shakespeare.
The second part of the evening is dedicated entirely to the melancholy and sadness of the "Russian Soul" with sparkling, glittering arpeggios of the gis-minor - prelude op. 32 No.12 of Sergey Rachmaninov, whose following Etude Tableaux Nr. 2 in a-minor op. 39 brings a personal intimate chant melody.
At the brilliant finale Denis Matsuev is showing again all aspects of his stupendous and brilliant pianistic skills: In his "Grand Sonata" in G-major op. 37, P.I. Tschaikowsky is formally and expressively bending a "big bow" of a romantic sonata architecture. A feast for all friends of virtuoso piano music!