Oriental Russian Soul

3rd June 2023 (Sat), 8pm


Performers:
KaJeng Wong – Piano

Programme:

Sergei Rachmaninoff:
Etude-tableaux, Op. 33, No. 2
Moment musicaux, Op. 16, No. 4
Prelude, Op. 32, No. 10
Prelude, Op. 32, No. 5
Moment musicaux, Op. 16, No. 6

Tchaikovsky: Aveu passionné
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in E minor
Stravinsky: The Firebird

Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9
Rachmaninoff: Prelude, Op. 32, No. 13

Approx. 1 hour 25 mins, without intermission

沙皇奢靡,鐵幕聳峙,俄土數十年間更迭甚鉅,唯獨遠東風情歷久常新。紅牆內外,作曲家或歸隱繭居,或離鄉背井,俄國音樂伴隨播遷足跡逐鹿歐美,旋律及配器綻露的民族情志及旖旎生活因而得以永誌。拉赫曼尼諾夫以一系列鋼琴短曲,聊表哀愁自況;柴可夫斯基只此一家的恢宏氣度,助他鍵盤上直抒熱情胸臆;蕭斯達高維契則亦莊亦諧,交出劇幻曲折的前奏曲及賦格曲;史特拉汶斯基在花都發表曠古鑠今的芭蕾交響作品,火鳥頓然起舞重生;而史克里亞賓僅靠左手無窮觸技,致敬一戰中斷臂壯士,兩闋盡顯浪漫豪情,迅猛如焰,沉潛如涓。鋼琴家黃家正將呈獻全俄曲目,與觀眾感受琴韻中的東方靈魂。

From a tsarist empire to an autocratic union, the Russian soil witnessed an immense shift of ideologies within a couple of decades, yet the Far East sensations in Russian music survived intact. When the country’s composers opted between quiet retreat and one-way departure, it was the oriental spirit and idyllic lifestyle inherently vested in the romantic melodies and colossal orchestrations that accompanied their westbound journeys: While Tchaikovsky’s Avec Passionne reminded the world of grandiosity, Rachmaninov breathed a sigh of melancholy in a series of succinct piano works. Shostakovich channelled his muted wit into Prelude and Fugue, whereas Strainvsky set free his stunning Firebird in Paris and Scriabin paid his vibrant, lightly soaring tribute to a world-war amputee. In this full Russian programme, KaJeng Wong savours with you oriental Russian soul.

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