‘Few pianists alive convey the sheer joy and exhilaration of being masters of their craft more vividly and uncomplicatedly than Nelson Freire.’ – The Guardian
Nelson Freire is the consummate musicians’ musician: intensely attuned to the smallest detail, able to find magic in the notes. Schumann invites pianists to play the turbulent opening of his Fantasie in C ‘imaginatively and passionately in the full sense of the words’, an irresistible call to adventure that is practically Freire’s motto. With a program that ranges from the shadowy glamour of Chopin to Mozart’s beloved ‘Alla Turca’ Sonata No.11 and the ravishing dreams of Debussy and Albéniz, Freire’s passion and imagination are on display – shaping each piece into self-contained world of sensation and colour.
From Melbourne Recital Centre’s Director of Artistic Planning, Marshall McGuire:
‘Nelson Freire is acknowledged as one of the truly great pianists of our time, and on his visit to Australia last year he demonstrated all the qualities that we would expect from such eminence – brilliant virtuosity, poetic sensitivity and a real sense of having something to say through music. His debut Melbourne recital is a thrilling way to open our 2018 season.’
Nelson Freire will be signing CDs in the ground floor foyer following the concert.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
ARTIST, PROGRAM, TALKS
Nelson Freire (Brazil), piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331
Fantasie in C, Op.17
Impromptu No.2, Op.36 in F#
Ballade No.3 Op.47 in A-flat
La plus que lente
6. Golliwog’s Cakewalk
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Monday 26 February 2018 7.30pm
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