Artist Package: Yuki Negishi
Join pianist Yuki Negishi for 3 concerts
CONCERT 1 Hammerklavier
- Saturday, 23 January 2021, 8PM
CONCERT 2 Anniversary Composers
- Sunday, 28 February 2021, 8PM
CONCERT 3 Tchaikovsky Piano Trio
- Friday, 26 March 2021, 8PM
1 hour before each concert, you will receive an email through the address provided at time of purchase with a private link and code to connect you to your concert experience.
2020 was Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year. Celebrations were planned across the globe until COVID-19 hit and many of these events were cancelled. But, his music transcends any virus or disruption. The “Hammerklavier” Sonata is, without doubt, the pinnacle of the piano repertoire. With one of the longest slow movements and a fiendishly difficult Fugue, the complete Sonata is 45 mins in length, challenging both the performer and listener. This is a personal challenge for Yuki Negishi and continuing on from her recitals exploring Beethoven’s three most popular Sonatas for CityMusic Live in 2020.
BEETHOVEN | Sonata in B flat Major “Hammerklavier” Op.106
Celebrate a year of anniversaries of 3 great composers! 2021 is Bartok’s 140th, Saint-Saens’ 100th (from his death) and Piazzolla’s 100th anniversary year. Enveloped in between these pieces are jazz influenced classical works, including a new work by one of the top British jazz pianists active today - Robert Mitchell, winner of the Best Jazz Album Worldwide Awards, Winner of the Hamlyn Composition Award, Steinway Artist, and Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
BARTOK (1881-1945) | Suite Op. 14
KAPUSTIN | Two Etudes Op. 40 No. 6 & 8
PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) | Oblivion, Libertango
GINASTERA | Sonata No.1 Op. 22
ROBERT MITCHELL | New Work (2020)
SAINT-SAENS (1835-1921) | The Swan (arr. Godowsky)
GERSHWIN | Embraceable You (arr. Earl Wild)
TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO TRIO
Subtitled “À la mémoire d’un grand artiste”- in memory of a great artist - in reference to Nikolai Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky’s close friend and mentor who died on 23 March 1881, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio Op.50 is a monumental work which remains popular, despite its length (in total more than 45 minutes), for its breathtaking lyricism and the cosmic finality of its final statement. The work, and the second movement in particular, is arguably the most difficult piece Tchaikovsky wrote for piano. Pianist Yuki Negishi is joined by two phenomenal musicians from the newly formed Aletheus Trio- violinist Elly Suh and cellist Riccardo Pes.
TCHAIKOVSKY | Piano Trio in a minor Op. 50 “À la mémoire d’un grand artiste”