Mo. 13. May '24 20:00 Uhr
Essen Ruhr Museum

Alexander Melnikov



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Muzio Clementi Characteristic Music op. 19 (Selection) | Sonata in G minor op. 34/2
Joseph Haydn Sonata in C sharp minor Hob. XVI:36
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata No. 12 in F major KV 332

Im gestrigen Konzert von Alexander Melnikov gab es einen medizinischen Notfall. Das Konzert wurde sofort unterbrochen. Nachdem die anwesenden Sanitäter die betroffene Dame erstversorgt hatten, konnte sie zügig zur weiteren Behandlung ins Krankenhaus gebracht werden. Alexander Melnikov hat auf die Situation reagiert, indem er das weitere Programm spontan verändert hat. Er spielte die Fantasie in c-Moll KV 475 und das Fantasie-Fragment KV 397 von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Alexander Melnikov familiarised himself with historical performance practice at an early age.

He was inspired by two pioneers in this field, Andreas Staier and above all Alexei Lubimov, with whom he has often developed joint projects. This style of playing, which Melnikov has presented in numerous concerts alongside Musica Aeterna, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, shows him to be a master of elegant phrasing and trenchant articulation. His piano playing on historical instruments is also characterised by a highly individual poetry; he makes full use of the special sound of Salvatore Lagrassa’s fortepiano from the early 19th century, for example, which he will play at his second concert in Essen. Melnikov’s Mozart interpretations, for example, often even breathe the spirit of his middle and late operas (which is why we can look forward to his interpretation of the F major Sonata K332), the spirit of freedom and sometimes even that of anarchy, and this with simultaneous perfection in terms of touch culture. His Haydn is also glowing with the esprit of sensibility; this is paired with the humour that is so important for the piano works of this composer.

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Alexander Melnikov

Alexander Melnikov completed his studies at the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Naumov. His most formative musical moments in Moscow include an early encounter with Svjatoslav Richter, who thereafter regularly invited him to festivals in Russia and France. He was awarded important prizes at eminent competitions such as the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau (1989) and the Concours Musical Reine Elisabeth in Brussels (1991).


Ruhr Museum

Das Ruhr Museum befindet sich in der ehemaligen Kohlenwäsche der Zeche Zollverein, Schacht XII in Essen. Es existiert seit dem 1. Januar 2008 als unselbstständige Stiftung innerhalb der Stiftung Zol...




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