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Tamara Stefanovich: The Art of the Étude

Pianist Tamara Stefanovich takes us on a musical journey through the Étude: three centuries of musical questions and open-ended answers.

An Étude is a ‘study’. But what does that mean? A technical exercise; a work in progress; a meditation; or perhaps an eternal process of opening new doors, and seeing where they lead. Over three linked programmes, Tamara Stefanovich explores these questions – and more – in music ranging from Debussy to Steingrimur Rohloff.

Over an afternoon and evening, it’ll surely add up to something bigger than any of its parts – though in Stefanovich’s supremely skilled hands, pairings of Scriabin and Roslavets or Rachmaninoff and Ligeti, as well as an entire sequence of 21st-century works, add up to an intensely stimulating prospect for the emotions as well as the intellect. The possibilities of the Étude are infinite: we’ll all learn something today.

Programme
2.30pm, Part 1: From the past
Szymanowski  12 Études, Op 33
Scriabin  Études Nos 2 and 3, Op 42
Roslavets  No 3 from 3 Études
Debussy  'Étude pour 8 doigts' and 'Étude pour arpeges composées' from Études
Lourié  'Étude' from Daytime Routine
Bacewicz  Nos 4,5 and 8 from 10 Études
Bartók  No 2 from Three Études
Messiaen  'Île de feu I' from 4 Études de rhythme

4pm, Part 2: In the present
Unsuk Chin  Étude No 6, Grains
Milica Djordjević  new work (world premiere, commissioned by the Barbican)
Yihan Chen  Étude, Expression I
John Woolrich  Étude
Steingrimur Rohloff  Making friends
George Benjamin  'Relativity Rag' from Three Studies
Hans Abrahamsen  No 8 'Riviere d’oublie' and No 3 'Arabeske' from Ten Studies
Vassos Nicolaou  Nos 1 'Anodos', 4 'Chimes', 6 'Animadottir', 7 'Entrap', 8 'Point de jonction', 10 'Filter' and 15 'Tamara' from Études (2008-2016)

7pm, Part 3: When two worlds collide
Rachmaninov  Étude-tableau in F minor, Op 33 No 1
Étude-tableau in C major, Op 33 No 2
Étude-tableau in C minor, Op 39 No 1
Étude-tableau in B minor, Op 39 No 4
Étude-tableau in D minor, Op 39 No 8
Étude-tableau in D major, Op 39 No 9
Ligeti  Étude No 3 from Touches bloquées
Der Zauberlehrling
White on white
Fem
Cordes à vide
L'escalier du diable

Performers
Tamara Stefanovich  piano

Event starts
Sunday 10 November, 2019
Event ends
Sunday 10 November, 2019
Venue
Milton Court Concert Hall
Venue Address
Silk Street
Location

London , London

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