For the “Massenet, a must!” cycle, the concert “A piano grand tour” is staged on Friday October 28, 2022 at the Palazzetto Bru Zane, center of French romantic music in Venice.
Though a piano, a massive instrument, is not easy to move, its music is capable of transporting us to different periods in time and to faraway places and. The Geister Duo – four hands increases the potential for pianistic feats, while enabling a playful complicity – take us to visit India in the eleventh century with the overture to Massenet’s Le Roi de Lahore, and to discover an Arabian idyll (Idylle arabe) and a Hindu dance (Danse hindoue) from the imagination of Cécile Chaminade, and we also travel through the mists of Reynaldo Hahn’s Préludes sur des airs populaires irlandais, while Georges Bizet’s miniatures, Jeux d’enfants, take us back in time to days of innocence and childhood games. All the pieces presented here were composed between 1867 and 1894.
The artists of the Geister Duo are the pianists David Salmon and Manuel Vieillard.
Location: Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice
Schedule: October 28, 2022