Alexander Gavrylyuk returns to City Recital Hall for the first time since 2017, performing music by Schumann, Brahms, Liszt/Horowitz and Mussorgsky.
Schumann’s Kinderszenen, a playfully melodic ode to childhood and blissful carefreeness, is followed by excerpts from Brahms’s sombre Intermezzi Op.117 and Rhapsody Op.79; Vladimir Horowitz’s hauntingly vigorous transcription of Danse Macabre by Liszt is followed by Mussorgsky’s majestic Pictures at an Exhibition.
A renowned performer of dazzling musicality and stunningly virtuosic pianist, Gavrylyuk has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Concertgebouw. Sydneysiders will know him best for his acclaimed live recording of the complete Prokofiev Concertos with Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in 2009.
The program: Schumann Kinderszenen/ Brahms Intermezzi No.2 and No.3 Op.117/ Brahms Rhapsody in G minor Op.79/ Liszt/Horowitz Danse Macabre Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition