Monday 4 July 2022

Haydn day at Wigmore Hall curated by pianist Roman Rabinovich

Roman Rabinovich
Roman Rabinovich

Pianist Roman Rabinovich has been exploring Haydn's keyboard music since 2016 when he played a six-recital series at the Lammermuir Festival, followed by a series of ten all-Haydn recitals comprising 48 Sonatas at the Bath Festival in 2017, as well as numerous single recitals all over the world. And he has issued two volumes of Haydn sonatas on First Hand Records. I chatted to him back in 2016, just before the Lammermuir Festival concerts, see my interview.

On Saturday 9 July 2022, Rabinovich is curating a three-concert Haydn day at Wigmore Hall (originally scheduled for 2020 but inevitably postponed). There is a morning concert where Rabinovich joins the Heath Quartet for a piano sonata, the String Quartet in F minor Op. 20 No. 5 and Piano Trio in F sharp minor HXV/26. Then in the afternoon, Rabinovich joins members of the Heath Quartet and mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston for a selection of Haydn's songs along with the cantata Arianna a Naxos and a late piano sonata dedicated to the pianist Therese Jansen Bartolozzi whom Haydn met in London. Finally, in the evening Rabinovich explores a selection of Haydn's piano sonata. Full details from the Wigmore Hall website.

And on Wednesday (6 July 2022), Rabinovich will be giving a lunchtime recital at the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands, performing on the piano that Haydn took back to Vienna with him from London in 1795.

Rabinovich is also a cartoonist, as you can see below:

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