Pianist Piers Lane has a busy international concert career and is the Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. One of the music industries busiest and most admired afficienado’s of Polish composer Frédéric François Chopin (1810 – 1849) and his romantic works, Piers Lane will continue his Chopin Odyssey at Brisbane on 12th August. His rare musical insight and special affinity for the genius of Chopin allows him to fully explore the very essence of the composer, as he reveals both the unique freshness and charm of his exquisite salon pieces. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Debussy, the program will also include some of his pianistic gems, including Reflets dans l’eau (Reflections in the Water), one of the miracles of musical impressionism. The concert ends with Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886) Venezia e Napoli, which conjures up ravishing images of Neapolitan song and dance. It also showcases works by French Composer Claude-Achille Debussy (1862 – 1918) and from Chopin himself, The Complete Waltzes, that remain an integral aspect of the serious Piano repertoire. Chopin’s ingenuity, inventiveness and imagination allowed him to craft works that today remain both refreshing and vital and this concert will provide some of the most delightful melodies you could ever wish to hear, or play. Venue Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, South Bank, Brisbane Date 12th August, 2012. Click for Bookings
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