Monday, August 11, 2014

Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin to appear at Queen Elizabeth Hall

The two concerts are part of the Southbank Centre’s The Rest Is Noise festival: Friday 10 May Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor Op 67? Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps Four renowned chamber musicians known for the full-blooded virtuosity of their performances – brothers… 
 
The two concerts are part of the Southbank Centre’s The Rest Is Noise festival:
Friday 10 May Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor Op 67? Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Four renowned chamber musicians known for the full-blooded virtuosity of their performances – brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Kozhukhin and clarinettist-composer Jörg Widmann – collaborate for this concert.

Sunday 12 May Queen Elizabeth Hall 3pm Prokofiev Sonatas 6, 7 and 9 (‘War’ Sonatas)
Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas Nos 6, 7 and 8, composed during World War II, are said to represent the composer's true feelings against the Soviet regime under Stalin. Sometimes spiky and uncompromising, at others introverted and lyrical, these works find Prokofiev pushing at the boundaries of the piano's ability to express the extremes of human experience. We look forward to hearing Kozhukhin in performance.

Call the Ticket Office on 0844 847 9910 or go to the Southbank Centre website