Virtuosic compositions for piano from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries will soon be performed at the National Forum of Music. Interpretations of works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Karol Szymanowski and Ferenc Liszt will be presented by Roman Salyutov. This 35-year-old Russian pianist, conductor and musicologist will play unusually lively pieces that satisfy the most demanding tastes of music lovers.
Roman Salyutov's artistic output is undebatable. He is a unique musical personality. Born in Leningrad, the artist has performed symphonic, chamber and solo music around the world. His repertoire spans over 400 works. He also shares his passion for music as a lecturer at the universities of Dortmund and Paderborn. At the end of October, he will present his superb skills in the repertoire of outstanding 19th- and 20th-century composers.
The first part of the concert will feature Russian works. To begin with, the young pianist will present selected Etudes Tableaux by Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose mentor was Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Then the Sonata in G major op. 37 by Tchaikovsky himself. The work was written and dedicated to Karl Klindworth in 1878 and is considered one of the composer's greatest masterpieces.
Roman Salyutov will also take the listeners on a musical journey around Europe. His programme includes the Polonaise Mélancolique by Ferenc Liszt, Climate Ballade in G minor op. 24 by Edvard Grieg and, described as a tribute to waltz, La valse by Maurice Ravel. During the evening there will be a Polish theme, too. Salyutov will play works from the Nine Preludes op. 1 by Karol Szymanowski. The series is one of Szymanowski’s first attempts at composing. We invite you to this excellent display of piano skills.