Nicolas Namoradze solo recital
26 January 2020
The performances of Nicolas Namoradze, pianist and composer, have been hailed by critics as “sparkling … sensitive and coloristic” (New York Times) and “simply gorgeous” (Wall Street Journal).
In this Azrieli Foundation Debut Series recital, Nicolas Namoradze presents a number of fascinating cross-temporal musical relationships. His program includes works by J.S. Bach and Scriabin, as well as his virtuosic Etudes, pieces that John Corigliano has called “some of the most innovative and dynamic works of this century.”
The first half of the program compares the intricate polyphonic textures in Scriabin’s “Black Mass” Sonata and the daring chromaticism of Bach’s short Sinfonia, while the second half juxtaposes six of Namorade’s virtuosic Etudes with Scriabin’s Eight Etudes, and concludes with Scriabin’s Fourth Sonata.
Nicolas Namoradze piano
Piano Sonata No. 9 Op. 68 “Black Mass”
Sinfonia No. 9 in F minor BWV 795
Partita No. 6 in E minor BWV 830
Eight Etudes Op. 42
Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major Op. 30