Mi. 06. July '22

20:00 Uhr

Düsseldorf

Robert-Schumann-Saal im Kunstpalast

Arcadi Volodos

Laureate of the Ruhr Piano Festival 2016

Scenes from Childhood

€ 65 | 55 | 45 | 35 | 25

Arcadi Volodos auf dem Klavierfestival Ruhr 2020

Franz Schubert: Sonata in D major D850 “Gasteiner”.
Robert Schumann: Scenes from Childhood op. 15 | Fantasy in C major op. 17

Arcadi Volodos is hailed worldwide as a “wizard of the piano,” a “virtuoso magician”. Yet the Russian pianist always proves his mastery by making optimal use of his breathtaking virtuosity in his unrelenting quest for musical depth, Volodos oscillates between poetry, rigorous asceticism, and passionate flights of temperament. “Joy, love, passion, and melancholy: the lives of great composers are full of such moments,” he remarks, “but those emotional states attain a higher plane in music, where they are sublimated and refined”. For his 18th appearance at the Ruhr Piano Festival, Volodos has chosen to explore a gem from Schubert’s piano output: the “Gasteiner” sonata, which “grips us or carries us away, blow by blow”, as Schumann once remarked. Volodos pairs the Gasteiner sonata with Schumann’s Kinderszenen, a series of Romantic miniatures that are only simple at first glance, and which never cease to evoke lost childhood.
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Robert-Schumann-Saal im Kunstpalast

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Arcadi Volodos

Born in St Petersburg in 1972, Arcadi Volodos began his musical studies with lessons in singing and conducting. He did not begin serious training as a pianist until 1987 at the St Petersburg Conservat...

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