The only concert in Paris by Sokolov, one of our greatest living pianists, will bring tears to the audience’s eyes once again.
Grigory Sokolov © Klaus Rudolph
Haydn Sonata (divertimento) No. 32 op.53 No. 4 Hob. XVI:44
Sonata (divertimento) No. 47 op.14 No. 6 Hob. XVI:32
Sonata No. 49 op.30 No. 2 Hob. XVI:36
Beethoven Sonata No. 27 op. 90
Sonata No. 32 op. 111
Approximate running time
1st part: 45mn - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 45mn
"… without even appearing to touch it, Sokolov alternates between resonance and damping on a single note as if he were using organ stops, and this is achieved with nothing more than hammers on strings! He has a great suppleness of wrist and the artistry of his trill is so great that it is as though even the number of beats has been calculated. He has a way of whispering notes with a rich full tone and hammering hard without appearing brutal. In a word, he has the total, superhuman mastery of someone who is still at work onstage half an hour before the start of the performance, so that members of the audience arriving early cannot enter the auditorium, and he is quite capable of dismantling and reassembling the piano piece by piece."
Christian Merlin, Le Figaro
Jeanine Roze Production