Elisabeth Leonskaja


NB Change of artist & programme

Thu 2 Feb 2017 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Shostakovich Piano Sonata No 2 in B minor Op 61
Tchaikovsky Grand Sonata in G major Op 37

Elisabeth Leonskaja piano

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

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Part of the 2016/17 season

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Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3


Also in this series:

Thu 9 Feb 2017:
Alexei Volodin

Thu 16 Feb 2017:
Anna Vinnitskaya

Thu 23 Feb 2017:
Vadym Kholodenko

Four pianists celebrate the riches of the Russian piano repertoire before and after the momentous events of 1917, when the country was shaken by not one but two revolutions. For the Russian people, life changed utterly as society was remodelled from top to bottom. Composers’ reactions varied widely. Rachmaninov left Russia as quickly as he could, soon followed by Medtner and Prokofiev – who would later return home.

The Shostakovich family, by contrast, welcomed the revolutions – though precocious young Dmitri was only eleven at the time. This series marks the centenary with four concerts that each feature Russian piano music both 'before' and 'after' 1917: from Tchaikovsky through Rachmaninov and Medtner to Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

Change of artist & programme
Please note that in a change to previously advertised listings, the piano soloist for this concert is Elisabeth Leonskaja. 

At the request of the soloist, Elisabeth Leonskaja will now play Shostakovich’s Piano Sonata No 2 in B minor, in place of the pieces by Prokofiev and Schnittke that were originally scheduled. The second half of the programme, by Tchaikovsky, remains unchanged. 
Posted 11 Jan 2017 5pm