23 July 2017 at 12 noon | Frederic Chiu, piano | 'Classical Smackdown: Debussy vs. Prokofiev'

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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.

12:00 NOON Dublin City Gallery
The Hugh Lane


ENTRY (€15 Suggested Donation)


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)