Grigory Sokolov

Piano Series

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Grand Auditorium Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Grigory Sokolov is commonly considered to be the most brilliant pianist of our time. There is a dearth of adjectives able to do justice to the genius of the Russian musician, whose recurrent presence at Gulbenkian Music has provided us with the annual privilege of experiencing his sublime interpretive skills. The filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon, who filmed a recital by the pianist in 2013, wrote that “Sokolov believes that the stage represents the focus of musical life and that everything else is artificial”. Hence his commitment to each recital is always something to behold.


Grigory Sokolov Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
15 Variations and Fugue for Piano, in E-flat major, op. 35
Introduzione col Basso del Tema: Allegretto vivace
A due
A tre
A quattro
Var. I
Var. II
Var. III
Var. IV
Var. V
Var. VI
Var. VII. Canone all’ottava
Var. IX
Var. X
Var. XI
Var. XII
Var. XIV: Minore
Var. XV: Maggiore. Largo
Finale: Alla fuga – Allegro con brio – Andante con moto

Johannes Brahms (1864 – 1949)
Three Intermezzi op. 117
1. Andante moderato
2. Andante non troppo e con molta espressione
3. Andante con moto

— Intermission 25 min —

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
Kreisleriana. Fantasien op. 16
1. Äußerst bewegt
2. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
    Intermezzo I: Sehr lebhaft
    Erstes Tempo
    Intermezzo II: Etwas bewegter
    Erstes Tempo
3. Sehr aufgeregt – Etwas Langsamer
    Erstes Tempo (Tempo I) – Noch schneller
4. Sehr langsam
5. Sehr lebhaft
6. Sehr langsam
7. Sehr rasch
8. Schnell und spielend

Johannes Brahms 
6 Pieces for piano, op. 118
– No. 3, in G minor, Ballade

Sergei Rachmaninov
10 Preludes, op. 23
– No. 4, in D major, Andante Cantabile
– No. 9, in E-flat minor, Presto
– No. 10, in G-flat major, Largo

Alexander Scriabin 
24 Preludes, op. 11
No. 4, in E minor, Lento

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ!, BWV 639

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