Designed as a lyrical recital from Schubert to the 21st century, this programme celebrates voice, poetry, and the piano in a unique genre, piano transcription. This stems from years of cooperation with the lyrical sphere, where musical and human experiences considerably influenced my way of playing and of apprehending music.
Pieces might be short, yet the extreme polyphonic and harmonic density together with a particularly virtuoso style captivate player and audience all along. The challenge is huge; hearing and giving to hear – with ten fingers – a melodic line, its accompaniment, even possibly letting people guess the text within the interpretation. After Schumann, Siloti, and Reger, this is the challenge I wished to take up to add to this recording melodies I very much like and which were missing from the repertoire, Francis Poulenc’s Les Chemins de l’Amour and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Dream op. 38 no. 5.