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Ariel Lanyi

Kirckman at Kings Place

Haydn Sonata in C , Hob.XVI:48
Szymanowski Variations in B-flat minor, Op. 3
Brahms Eight Pieces, Op. 76
Albéniz Lavapies, from Iberia, Book III

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Ariel, a pianist from Israel, has been based in London for the last five years.

He says ‘Given how troubling these past months have been, I am delighted to present these works which have given me solace during this distressing time. This programme can be seen as one of antipodes.’

Haydn’s C major sonata is a true example of the succinctness and cleverness we associate with the composer, who shows us how he can say so much with so little. Szymanowski’s Op. 3 set of Variations, on the other hand, is a prime example of sumptuous late romanticism, overflowing with passion. Brahms’s Eight Pieces, Op. 76 and Albéniz’s Lavapies, are contrasting in a slightly different way: one is music “for its own sake”, the other is highly descriptive. The pieces of Op. 76 are self-sufficient music, where patterns, harmonies, and melodies are the subject matter. Lavapies, on the other hand, describes a working-class neighbourhood of Madrid. In this movement, we hear the joyful, dynamic, and argumentative nature of outdoor life.

Ariel Lanyi

Kirckman at Kings Place