Chopin's Piano with Aura Go

Chopin's Piano

Presented by Musica Viva

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Concert Cancelled: Chopin’s Piano with Aura Gos

Due to ongoing restrictions, Musica Viva regrets to advise that Chopin’s Piano with Aura Go has been cancelled.

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Event details

Drawing on an inspiring cast of real-life historical characters set amongst a complete performance of the Preludes and other works, this dramatic mix of words and music is adapted from Paul Kildea’s book Chopin’s Piano – and underlines the sheer originality and enduring power of this most adored composer.

In the winter of 1838-9 Frédéric Chopin – along with his lover, the brilliant and pioneering writer George Sand – hunkered down in a former monastery in Majorca, determined to complete the set of 24 Preludes he had picked away at since 1836.

The story of the primitive local instrument on which Chopin completed this great monument of the Romantic piano literature is key to this unique collaboration between director Richard Pyros, a yet to be announced actor, and pianist Aura Go – a Musica Viva Futuremaker, equipped with an astonishing palette and imagination. Drawing on an inspiring cast of real-life characters set amongst a complete performance of the Preludes, these three artists trace the rich history and ultimate fate of the Majorcan piano, in a dramatic mix of words and music, adapted from Paul Kildea’s book Chopin’s Piano. Their performance underlines the sheer originality of the Preludes, the enduring power of Chopin, and the changing nature of his music over time.

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ARTISTS

AURA GO PIANO
RICHARD PYROS DIRECTOR AND CO-ADAPTOR

PROGRAM

Program to include:

CHOPIN
24 Preludes, Op.28 (1835-39)

Series

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