Acclaimed pianist and master tutor of the Deeper Piano Studies method, Frederic Chiu brings you an exhilarating twist on a piano recital - Frenchman Claude Debussy with his dreamy, impressionistic technique and use of the Lydian mode, versus the percussive virtuosity of Prokofiev. Two composers who couldn’t be on more opposite ends of the scale, from an era where concert music was high-stakes, spirit-stirring stuff. Who will you choose? This thrilling show is not your average piano recital, the audience will be engaged and excited, and perhaps their loyalties will be tested. From Debussy’s Rêverie to Prokofiev’s Toccata and everything in between, this promises to be a fantastic, fun-filled music experience for all ages.
Programme: Round 1 Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Suite Bergamasque Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Three Pieces from Romeo and Juliet (1935) Public Merrymaking (arr. Frederic Chiu) Friar Laurence The Montagues and the Capulets
Round 2 Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Opus 28 (1917) Claude Debussy L’isle joyeuse (1904)
Round 3 Claude Debussy Rêverie (1890) Sergei Prokofiev Toccata (1912)