Pavel Kolesnikov's Wigmore recital last week

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Pavel Kolesnikov's Wigmore recital last week

Post by Rach3 » Thu May 10, 2018 5:43 pm

Pavel Kolesnikov’s controversial (?) programme last week live at Wigmore Hall, London. The Guardian critic Andrew Clement was not pleased. ... all-london

Both halves played without interruption , except the audience did applaud after “Golliwog’s “.

Part 1 from Wigmore Hall :

Helmut Lachenmann: Schattentanz (Ein Kinderspiel)
Debussy: Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum; Jimbo's Lullaby (Children's Corner)
Lachenmann: Akiko (Ein Kinderspiel)
Debussy: Serenade for the Doll (Children's Corner)
Chopin: Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op. 30, No. 4; Étude, Op. 25, No. 2
Debussy: The Snow is Dancing (Children's Corner Suite)
Liszt: La Campanella
Debussy: The Little Shepherd (Children's Corner)
JS Bach: Prelude in C sharp major (The Well Tempered Clavier, Book II)
Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk (Children's Corner)
Lachenmann: Filter-Schaukel (Ein Kinderspiel)
Debussy: Feux d'artifice (Préludes, Book II No 12)

Interval music ( I did not hear ) :
Francis Poulenc: 4 Motets pour un temps de penitence
Netherlands Chamber Choir
Eric Ericson (conductor)

Part 2 from Wigmore Hall

Louis Couperin: Tombeau de Mr Blancrocher
Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17

I enjoyed the first half. Many of the connections escaped me, but I didn’t care , a set of encores exploring sounds and childhood . No pretension here I could discern. Very original take on the Schumann Fantasy, especially enjoyed the final mov. Clement too harsh , not the type of haughty, non-constructive criticism a thinking youngster needs. We’ve all heard lots of readings of the work, worth while to hear if anything left to be said ; Kolesnikov thinks so , worth hearing even if one disagrees with what he “says”; glad I heard.

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