Thu. 26 Aug. 2021 | 8:00 p.m. | Flensburg | Deutsches Haus | K 147

Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki, piano
NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
Andrew Manze, conductor

Deutsches Haus Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 7, Flensburg,

Franz Schubert:
Overture in D major, D 590, “in the Italian style”
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, the Italian

The works of Frédéric Chopin are considered his calling card: with his interpretation of the Polish composer’s piano concertos, Jan Lisiecki not only achieved his breakthrough as a pianist in 2010 at the age of just 15, but Deutsche Grammophon also exclusively signed the young Canadian. Three years later he was awarded the SHMF’s Leonard Bernstein Award for his naturally creative and sensitive playing. In 2021, Lisiecki revisits his beginnings with Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. Although the concerto, composed in 1830, is an early work by Chopin, it already hints at the art of the mature composer and enchants with its cantabile ornamentation, tonal brilliance and, as it were, Polish coloring. The piano concerto will be framed by the NDR Radiophilharmonie under the direction of its chief conductor Andrew Manze with two works that exude Italian flair. While Felix Mendelssohn was inspired by his great journey to Italy to write his Symphony No. 4, Franz Schubert successfully emulates the temperament of Gioachino Rossini’s operas in his Overture in D major, D 590: even during his lifetime, the overtures “in the Italian style” were met with rapturous applause.

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