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A big viewers was current on Saturday, October 22 on the Maison Symphonique for pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre’s recital that may also be repeated at Palais Montcalm in Quebec Metropolis on Nov. 11.
In this system, among the best-known masterpieces for the piano, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2, Ravel’s Miroirs and Pavane, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Balakirev’s Islamey and a particular efficiency of Mathieu’s Concerto de Québec, plus a Prelude and Fugue by Bach.
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The live performance opens with the virtuosic Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt performed convincing and stuffed with contrasts. Sylvestre is a pianist endowed with actually virtuosic approach and really stunning sound, and a real showman of the keyboard.
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The start and the top of the live performance provide items aligned to Sylvestre’s virtuosic and hyper-romantic temperament. Mathieu’s Concerto de Québec, in a piano model personalised by Sylvestre, is rendered with nice emphasis and momentum. Islamey, in addition to the primary encore, the third motion of Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7, are actually spectacular: Sylvestre is undoubtedly a first-class virtuoso. The live performance closed with a Dance by Ginastera, carried out with velvety contact.
Sylvestre’s option to alternate the items with explanations concerning the repertoire and its context, which the pianist himself defines as “vulgarizations,” was an awesome success with the general public. This isn’t frequent in massive live performance halls, but it surely left the impression that the pianist has discovered himself at dwelling.
Sylvestre’s lingering mannerisms and gestures appeared misplaced within the case of Ravel, Beethoven and Bach. The central a part of this system is nice to hearken to, and typically wonderful for the sound results that the pianist reaches, however right here it’s essential to be exact. Beethoven and Ravel, but in addition Bach are proposed by way of a private studying that has not a lot to do with the construction, to the music, nor with the composers.
GFN Productions presents Jean-Philippe Sylvestre
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 7:30 pm
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody n.2. Ravel: Miroirs, Pavane pour une infante défunte. Beethoven: Sonata n. 14 in c minor op. 27 n. 2 “Moonlight”. Bach: Prelude and Fugue n. 4 in c sharp minor BWV 873. Mathieu: Concerto de Québec. Balakirev: Islamey op. 18
The live performance repeats at Palais Montcalm, Nov. 11 at 7:30 PM.