Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 2 in D minor
Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No 1 in D minor
Boris Giltburg piano
Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions, £5 under-18s)
NB Unallocated seating
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From Tuesday 2 November 10am
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change
Pianist Boris Giltburg performs sonatas by Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev – despatches from a world in turmoil, played by a virtuoso for whom the notes are only ever the start of the story.
As imperial Russia careered toward chaos and revolution, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev channelled the spirit of a turbulent age. Rachmaninoff’s tempestuous First Piano Sonata takes its cues from Dante; Prokofiev, a generation younger, wrote his restless Second Sonata beneath the gathering storm-clouds of 1914. Few living performers capture that power like the Russian-born Boris Giltburg, a pianist whose aim, he says, is ‘to delve deeper and deeper into the world behind the notes’.
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The majority of our seats are no longer socially-distanced, however some rows of seats in the stalls remain configured in socially-distanced singles and pairs. All seats are unallocated – you may book for stalls or balcony, and are then free to sit wherever you wish.