Roberto Prosseda

In 2014 pianist Roberto Prosseda finished his recording project covering the complete piano works of Mendelssohn, bringing to light pieces by that composer that were previously unknown. On stage Prosseda has played with the most acclaimed orchestras all over the world. He is considered to be a leading interpreter of Mendelssohn, though his accounts of the music of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin have also earned him praise. Prosseda also frequently performs Italian music and has made complete recordings of the piano works of Petrassi and Dallapiccola. In 2011 Prosseda made his debut as a player of the pedal piano and presented the first modern-day performance of Gounod's concerto for that instrument. He has rediscovered original compositions for the pedal piano by Schumann, Liszt and Alkan, and several composers, including Ennio Morricone, have also written completely new music for the instrument and for him.


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Programme

25. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873—1943):

Polka italienne for piano four hands (1906)

Fri
14.7.

41. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Allegro in A minor, D. 947 for piano four hands "Lebensstürme" (1828)

Tue
18.7.

50. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

J.S. Bach (1685—1750):

Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (1720, arr. for violin and piano by F. Mendelssohn, 1847)

Wed
19.7.

54. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Robert Schumann (1810—1856):

Six Studies in the Form of Canons, Op. 56 for pedal piano (1845)

Thu
20.7.

61. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Introduction and Variations (on Trockne Blumen from Die schöne Müllerin) in E minor, D. 802 for flute and piano (1824)

Fri
21.7.

61. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

Fantasy in E, Op. 15 on The Last Rose of Summer for piano (1827)

Fri
21.7.

61. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Richard Strauss (1864—1949):

Rosenkavalier Walzer (1910, arr. for violin and piano by Váša Příhoda)

Fri
21.7.

Kuhmo Arts Centre/Cafeteria Juttua 10.00

Introduction in English

Sat
22.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

Largo and Allegro in D minor, MWV O 1 for piano and strings (1820) (age 11)

Sat
22.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Edgard Varèse (1883—1965):

Un grand sommeil noir for soprano and piano (1906) (age 23)

Sat
22.7.