Nelson Goerner piano
This Argentine virtuoso of the Romantic repertoire demonstrates his skill with Schubert, Brahms and Chopin.
Nelson Goerner© Marco Borggreve
Schubert Sonata op. posth. 120 D. 664
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Paganini op. 35 (Books I and II)
Chopin Nocturnes op. 15 No. 1 et op. 48 No. 2
Sonata No. 3 op. 58
A programme full of wonderful contrasts from a piano maestro hailed as one of the greatest performers of our times. One of Schubert’s most simple, lyrical sonatas which unfolds like secrets whispered straight from the heart, is followed by the fiendish Variations on a Theme of Paganini. In this ultimate example of the virtuoso repertoire, Brahms seems to have made a pact with the devil. Nelson Goerner then tackles two Nocturnes, which epitomise Chopin’s style. These limpid, elegant compositions shot through with occasional bursts of passion are filled with melodic beauty matched only by the richness of their harmony. We discover the joys and sorrows of the composer on a larger scale in Sonata No. 3, with a slow movement reminiscent of a Nocturne and a wild, passionate swell of a Finale.
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