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Nocturnes

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Date:
April 21
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Concert Chamber

305 Queen Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Phone:
0800 111 999
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OVERVIEW

Oh, how I wish I could make those who see my work feel the splendours and terrors of the night! One ought to be able to make people hear the songs, the silences, and murmurings of the air. They should feel the infinite.” ― Jean-François Millet

As day gives way to night, pulling a blanket of stars across the vast black sky, it invites you to lean in and listen closely. As your senses are dimmed by the growing darkness, listen… can you hear it?

NOCTURNES is an evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradlesongs alongside night-music of mystery and mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.

Hear the songs, the silences, the murmurings. Feel the infinite.

 

MUSICIANS
Jian Liu (piano)

 

PROGRAMME
Gillian WHITEHEAD | Lullaby for Matthew
John FIELD | Nocturne No 6 “Cradle Song”
CHOPIN | Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op 15, No 2
Leonie HOLMES | Nocturne for Piano
GRIEG | Notturno, Op 54, No 4
Alexandre TANSMAN | Four Nocturnes
RESPIGHI | Nocturne from Six Piano Pieces, R44
Lowell LIEBERMANN | Nocturne
POULENC | Nocturne No 1
BRITTEN | Notturno
WIECK-SCHUMANN | Nocturne, Op 6, No 2
SCHUMANN | In der Nacht, from Fantasiestücke, Op 12
BARTÓK | ‘The Night’s Music’, from Out of Doors
JOIO | Nocturne in E Major
BARBER | Nocturne, Op 33
LISZT | Nocturne No 3 from Liebesträume