Città di Castello, Palace Vitelli alla Cannoniera
Sun Hee You piano
ALEKSANDR SKRJABIN Fantasie op. 28
SERGEJ RACHMANINOV Prélude op. 23 n. 4 in D major
SERGEJ RACHMANINOV Prélude op. 32 n. 12 in G-sharp minor
SERGEJ RACHMANINOV Prélude op. 23 n. 6 in E-flat major
SERGEJ RACHMANINOV Prélude op. 23 n. 7 in C minor
SERGEJ RACHMANINOV Prélude op. 32 n. 10 in B minor
SERGEJ RACHMANINOV Prélude op. 23 n. 2 in B-flat major
ERIK SATIE Gymnopédies n. 1 and n. 3
FRANCIS POULENC Trois Pièces 1953 version
NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN Variations op. 41
Among the most ‘revolutionary works’ of France in the late nineteenth century a place of primary importance concerns the stunning Gymnopédies by Erik Satie, pieces of mystical calm and relaxed simplicity that aroused wonder and fascination in the audience of that time, as the one of today – were published in Paris in 1888. The Impressionism was for Satie a reference and inspiration, even for the Group of Six and Francis Poulenc, as it could be noticed in his Trois pièces of 1928, then revised in 1953. To these two great French musical figures the program combines the Fantasie by Scrjabin, the most visionary of Russian composers, and the virtuosity of the Preludes by Rachmaninov, unavoidable test for every pianist.
Among the most interesting emerging talents, the Korean Sun Hee You is meeting great approvals both from the critics and the juries of competitions. Since her debut as a soloist with the orchestra Yangeum of Seoul, she has managed to transform the qualities of a prodigy child in the expressive and technical maturity of a complete artist. In her wide repertoire, stands a certain fondness for the music of the twentieth century: after recording some works of Alfredo Casella, his attention now turns to the music of the Ukrainian Nikolai Kapustin, who interprets the jazz variations based on the very beginning of Le Sacre du Printemps by Stravinsky.