Friday, 11 May 2018

Complete Haydn cycle at the Bath Festival

Roman Rabinovich
Roman Rabinovich
The pianist Roman Rabinovich returns to the UK in May to perform all 41 of Haydn's keyboard sonatas in 10 hour-long recitals during the Bath Festival. Roman has performed partial Haydn cycles before, at the Lammermoor Festival in Scotland in 2016 [see my interview with Roman] and in Israel, but this will be the first time he has performed all of Haydn's sonatas.

Roman returned to the Wigmore Hall in October 2017 where his programme included Haydn’s Sonata in G HXVI:39, and Michael Church, writing in International Piano said that Roman "drew things I had never heard before out of that unassuming little work. Most young pianists learn to play the Allegro then move on fast, as though nothing could be more trite, more anodyne. Rabinovich gave it a pantherish quality…".

Roman Rabinovich was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; raised in Israel; and is now based in the USA. Not only a pianist, he is also a composer and visual artist and has created a series of images inspired by Haydn’s music and imagining the composer engaged in different pursuits, such as humorously sharing a pint. [see my interview with Roman for samples]

Full details from the Bath Festival website

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