Our recital opens with Poulenc's Sonata (I love it from the first note to the last; but the second movement; one can't emphasize it enough, is just GRAND! and the spark of the third is so full of life!)
We will continue with an arrangement of Guridi's Amorosa. The original is written for piano solo, but combining these both instruments, one gets an extra richness of shades and fluidity that enhances the beauty of this Basque jewel. Next in the programe is Undine. A very romantic piece, full of lyricisn and drama: Reinecke based his Sonata on de la Motte Fouque's novel with the same title, where the water spirit Undine marries a knight in order to have a soul.
Following this we move to the other side of the world and encounter Piazzolla. Nightclub 1960 (from Histoire du Tango) takes us to another sound world, where it's all about the rythm and feeling. And finally, to conclude the recital, we turn to the atmospheric composition of Jules Mouquet, La flûte de Pan.
As I begun saying earlier, it is a fantastic tailored programe! (All thanks to Xabier!) And we will enjoy it from the first to the last note.
See you there?