A PIANO BY CANDLELIGHT
with the Chilean-Canadian pianist
Alejandra Cifuentes Diaz
A concert placed under the seal of nobility, of dignity, of grace and of wonderment!
THE GREATEST ROMATIC MASTERPIECES
by … Pachelbel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt and Paganini!
Come and listen to beauty!
The piano has never sounded as angelic and glorious as it will on that evening! Under the fairy-like fingers of the great Chilean-Canadian pianist Alejandra Cifuentes Diaz, masterpieces, and nothing but masterpieces, will come to life before you … in a church illuminated solely by candles! Imagine the ambiance, the atmosphere!
Pachelbel’s Canon, so rarely heard on the piano, will open the evening in a soothing manner, an evening which will be placed under the sign of charm, of elegance and of romanticism. Then, another marvel: Mozart’s Fantasy, K. 397! One of his most radiant works! It will be followed by a work composed by Mozart in his youth: the first movement of the sonata K.545, and then, as the crowning moment of this Mozart bloc, the famous … Turkish March … ecstasy assured!
Next will come the unforgettable Chopin with his best known work: Tristesse (Sadness – Etude opus 10, no. 3). According to Chopin himself, it is his most successful work for piano! And then will come … a grand moment … the celebrated Marche funèbre (Funeral March), which was played during Chopin’s own funeral. To conclude the Chopin bloc … his very famous and well loved Fantaisie-impromptue opus 66!
To conclude the first part … the spectacular music of Beethoven! Two immortal successes: Für Élise and the third movement of his 17th sonata for piano, called “Tempest”!
The second part will open with Franz Schubert’s very first masterpiece, composed at the age of 17 years: Margaret at the spinning wheel! Brilliant! Then the second movement of the sonata D.959, a great work of Schubert! And then, still by Schubert, a work that deserves to be better known … Hungarian Melody D. 817.
Then a work, the only one in the program, of the great Johann Sebastien Bach, a marvellous surprise for the public!
The concert will continue with Paganini’s Etude no. 6! Veritable fireworks by the Italian composer!
It is the most romantic of the romantics that will conclude this evening: Franz Liszt! First you will hear Consolation no. 3, a work of rare beauty, and then his very beautiul work Liebestraum (Love Dream) will follow. This extraordinary musical evening will be concluded with his fascinating Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2, a piece of deeply moving grandeur!
That is what the audience of this concert is invited to, a musical evening with the seal of grandeur, of nobility and of enchantment!
This concert will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 P.M. in the Dominion Chalmers United Church. Tickets are on sale for $30 in two bookstores: “Le Soleil” in Gatineau and in Ottawa, as well as at the door the evening of the concert from 7:15.
Details at (514) 774-9148 or type: www.concertchandelle.com