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London Piano Festival Opening Night – Katya Apekisheva & Charles Owen

London Piano Festival 2017
Music / Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 7:30pm / Hall One
£34.50 – £16.50 | Savers £9.50*

Brahms Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79

Schumann/Liszt Liebeslied Widmung, S566a

Liszt ‘Au bord d’une source’ from Années de Pèlerinage I

Wagner/Liszt Isolde’s Liebestod, S447

Charles Owen piano

Tchaikovsky ‘October’, ‘November’ & ‘December’ from The Seasons

Weinberg Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 8 (1942)

Katya Apekisheva piano 

Interval (30 mins)

Rachmaninov Suite No. 2, Op. 17 for two pianos

Borodin (arr. Babin) Polovtsian Dances for two pianos  

Charles Owen, Katya Apekisheva pianos

The opening concert of the London Piano Festival brings together its two Artistic Directors in an evening to showcase their special collaboration. 

Charles Owen has always been fascinated by the musical friendship between Brahms and Schumann, especially when contrasted with that of Liszt and Wagner. His choice of beautiful solo music by all four composers reflects this passion.

Katya Apekisheva chooses a Polish/Russian theme to introduce one lesser known, but highly evocative, sonata by Weinberg, written in 1942 and inspired by Shostakovich. She precedes this with a group from Tchaikovskys Seasons.

After the interval Katya and Charles join forces on two pianos for an all-Russian immersion into the dazzling world of Rachmaninovs Suite No. 2, culminating in the sheer exotic thrill of Borodins Polovtsian Dances

‘Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva are superb pianists in their own right – his Bach is scintillating, her Schubert has profound authority – and as a duo they make more than the sum of their parts; their Mozart and Brahms series helped put Kings Place on the chamber-music map.’ The Independent

Duration: 100 mins including an interval

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Photos from top: Charles Owen & Katya Apekisheva © Sim Canetty-Clark; Katya Apekisheva © Karina Gradusova, Charles Owen © Sim Canetty-Clark

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