Lucy Parham Piano
Henry Goodman Narrator
Pianist Lucy Parham returns to the Festival with a new programme chronicling the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff.
The composer became an exile in 1917, and his longing for his homeland imbues his music. The narrative, scripted from letters and diaries, follows Rachmaninoff from his youth in Russia, through his self-imposed exile in 1917 and finally to California USA, where he died in 1943.
The programme includes many of his best-loved works for solo piano, including a selection of Preludes, Etudes-Tableaux, Moments Musicaux and the haunting Elégie, as well as works by Scriabin and Tchaikovsky.