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Thu, 06 Jun

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Manchester

C. Bechstein Recital Series with Julian Jaeyoung Kim

C. Bechstein Centre Manchester presents... a celebration of Brahms with C. Bechstein Artist Julian Jaeyoung Kim

C. Bechstein Recital Series with Julian Jaeyoung Kim
C. Bechstein Recital Series with Julian Jaeyoung Kim

Time & Location

06 Jun 2024, 18:15 – 20:00

Manchester, 7-9 Tib St, Manchester M4 1AD, UK

About the event

We are excited to be joined for the first time in our C. Bechstein Centre Manchester recital series by Julian Jaeyoung Kim.

This evening's program will be:

Brahms: Two Rhapsodies Op.79 (1879)

Johannes Brahms' Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79, are masterful expressions of contrasting emotional states. The Rhapsody in B minor is a study in contrasts, opening with a powerful and brooding theme that conveys both turbulence and passion. This intensity is balanced with moments of lyrical introspection, creating a dynamic interplay between drama and contemplation. Together, these rhapsodies demonstrate Brahms' exceptional ability to blend lyrical melodies with complex harmonies, showcasing the richness of Romantic music. They represent a journey through intense emotions and reflective contemplation, illustrating the depth and maturity of Brahms' musical style. These compositions are not just technical feats but also deeply expressive works that resonate with listeners for their emotional authenticity and compositional brilliance.

Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini Op. 35 (1863)

Johannes Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35, is a captivating and virtuosic composition that showcases Brahms' mastery of both pianistic technique and inventive musical ideas. Completed in 1863, this work stands as a testament to Brahms' ability to transform a simple theme into a rich and complex musical tapestry. Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35, is a testament to his compositional ingenuity and his deep understanding of musical form and expression. Through his imaginative variations, Brahms transforms a simple theme into a captivating and multifaceted musical journey. This composition stands as a testament to Brahms' position as one of the great composers of the Romantic era and continues to be admired and cherished by performers and audiences alike for its virtuosity, musical depth, and sheer brilliance

Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3 Op.5 in F minor (1853)

Brahms' Piano Sonata No. 3 Op. 5 in F minor is a remarkable composition that holds a significant place in the history of classical music. Completed in 1853, this sonata emerged during a pivotal period in Brahms' career and showcases his artistic maturity and profound musical prowess. The Sonata stands as one of Brahms' most extensive works for solo piano, encompassing a broad and unique five-movement form. It is a monumental piece that pushes the boundaries of traditional sonata structure, demonstrating Brahms' innovative approach to composition. Within its expansive framework, the sonata explores a wide range of emotions and musical ideas, creating a compelling and deeply expressive musical journey. Brahms' Piano Sonata No. 3 Op. 5 is a testament to his compositional brilliance and his ability to weave profound emotions and themes into an intricate musical tapestry. It stands as a monumental work in the piano repertoire, capturing the essence of Brahms' artistic vision and leaving a lasting impression on performers and audiences alike. This sonata represents a pinnacle of Brahms' creative output and remains a significant landmark in the history of classical music.

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