Edition 2019



Tuesday 23 april - 20h30

Grand Théâtre de Provence

Arcadi Volodos claims, a tad provocatively that " True virtuosity means being able to play pianissimo! ”

One of the world's most esteemed pianists, he “has the reputation for being a virtuoso conjuror, not unlike Horowitz” (Valeurs actuelles), with his colossal frame and broad smile. Volodos trained in the austere excellence of the Russian school and very quickly developed a passion for piano's great repertoire: Schubert, Rachmaninov and Scriabin, that he plays with a combination of power and smoothness.

He works to convey the soul's most subtle inclinations, those of Schubert's Musical moments, and his sparkling playing can also transform the colourful energy of Scriabin's Poem or his Flammes sombres – rare and magnificent pieces – not to mention his Russian imprint that reigns so elegantly over Rachmaninov's famed Preludes. A choice menu from an exceptional artist!

  • Arcadi Volodos, piano

    • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    • Piano Sonata in E Major D. 157
      6 Moments musicaux op. 94 D.780
    • Sergueï Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    • Prelude in c sharp minor op. 3 n. 2
      Prelude op. 23 n. 10 G flat major
      Prelude op. 32 n. 10 b minor
      “Zdes' khorosho” Romance op. 21 n. 7 (arr. Volodos)
      Serenade op. 3 n. 5
      Etude-Tableaux in c minor op.33 n. 3
    • Alexandre Scriabine (1871-1915)
    • Mazurka op. 25 n. 3
      Caresse dansée op. 57 n. 2
      Enigme op. 52 n. 2
      Two dances op.73 : Flammes sombres Guirlandes
      Vers la flamme op. 72