Chopin &c. (2): Elizabeth Sombart

Chopin &c.: Elizabeth Sombart

Wednesday 16 October 2024, 19:30

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Schubert Klavierstück No. 2
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major (quintet version)
~ Interval ~
Chopin Nocturne, No. 2 Op. 27
Chopin Mazurka, No. 3 Op. 63
Chopin Étude No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 25
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (quintet version)


Elizabeth Sombart piano
Duncan Riddell violin
Andrew Storey violin
Abigail Fenna viola
Richard Harwood cello

The second in a series of three concerts celebrating the Polish genius Frédéric Chopin. A virtuoso pianist himself, Chopin’s œuvre – of which every work involves the piano – is universally admired to this day.

After her acclaimed performances in 2023, French pianist Elizabeth Sombart makes a welcome return to Cadogan Hall with a programme of delightful contrasts. Works for solo piano by Chopin are set off by quintet arrangements of much-loved Mozart piano concertos for which Elizabeth is joined by String Principals of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chopin himself appears in different guises: expressive and melodic (Nocturne), bittersweet and patriotic (Mazurka), didactic, yet still with depth and feeling (Étude).

“A noted Chopin exponent for many years… Sombart’s playing is superb: technically precise but possessing a flexibility and freedom that lets the music breathe.” (The Observer)

Duration: approx. 1 hour 50 mins (incl. 20-minute interval)

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