Maria Raspopova at The Rose Room

... beautiful reading... a pianist who could play anything.Limelight Magazine
Maria Raspopova at The Rose Room
Image: Keith Saunders

Maria Raspopova performs two intimate concerts of solo piano favourites at Burradoo’s The Rose Room.

Date and TimeProgram 1 | Sunday 24 June, 3pm
VenueThe Rose Room, Burradoo
Date and TimeProgram 2 | Sunday 18 November, 3pm
VenueThe Rose Room, Burradoo


Program One

J. S. Bach French Suite IV in E flat major BWV 815
Prokofiev Visions Fugitives
Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso Op.14
Chopin Etudes No. 5 Op.10 and No. 7 Op. 25
Chopin Nocturne Op. 15 No. 1

Program Two

Prokofiev Visions fugitives, Op.22
Debussy Claire de Lune
Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
Satie Trois Gymnopédies
J.S. Bach Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Rachmaninoff Etudes-Tableaux Op.33 No.8

About The Music

Program One

In this concert, the first in a series of two, Maria takes the audience on a journey of vastly contrasting sound-worlds. Commencing with the charming and elegant French Suite IV in E flat major by Bach, our feet are firmly planted in the 18th century. In vast contrast, Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives, a collection of whimsical musical vignettes are at once dissonant, pleasant, effervescent and bright, almost Debussy-like.

The program also includes the virtuosic and highly energetic Tarantella from Annees De Pelerinage II by Franz Liszt, Mendelssohn’s delicate and scurrying Rondo Capriccioso Op.14, alongside two of Chopin’s challenging and evocative Etudes, and his dramatic Nocturne Op. 15 No. 1.

Program Two

In this, the second program in the series, Maria Raspopova displays her fine ability to play technically demanding works as well as draw out subtle shadings of colour from the piano. Maria’s playing has been praised for its “beautiful reading, finely crafted for maximum emotional impact,” and she has been hailed as “a pianist who could play anything”.

This finely balanced program of music includes Debussy’s deeply intimate and lyrical Claire De Lune and Rachmaninoff’s Etudes-tableaux Op. 33, No.8. The program also includes Chopin’s epic and dramatic Ballade in F minor, the virtuosic Etude de Paganini by Franz Liszt contrasted by Erik Satie’s delightful Trois Gymnopedies.

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