An unexpected pairing of Debussy and Prokofiev makes for a sensational piano recital.
Prokofiev once dismissed Debussy as “watery”, but when you hear the Frenchman’s marvellous, shimmering effects of rain and reflections it’s impossible not to read that as a compliment. In this recital, Scottish pianist Steven Osborne makes a striking juxtaposition between the fragrant, exotic sonorities of Debussy and the propulsive vigour of Prokofiev’s mature sonatas. Debussy loved pictures almost as much as music and his “prints” and images conjure up vivid impressions: Oriental pagodas, an evening in Granada, gardens in the rain, bells, moonlit temples, darting goldfish… The two Prokofiev sonatas come from the opening and closing years of World War II. Their strength and sometimes savage bravura is expected, even the debonair march of Sonata No.6, but then Prokofiev surprises with haunting melodies, a whimsical waltz and dreamy tranquillity.
Steven Osborne piano
Prokofiev Sonata No.6 (War Sonata 1)
Debussy Images, Series 2
Prokofiev Sonata No.8 (War Sonata 3)
City Recital Hall Member $77
Group (8+) $68
City Recital Hall Member $68
Group (8+) $60
City Recital Hall Member $58
Group (8+) $51
Under 30 $42
This event is part of City Recital Hall's Venue Package. Purchase three or more concerts in one transaction and receive a discount. Find out more here.
A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6.60, Phone $8.25.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.
City Recital Hall and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra are the authorised ticket sellers for this event. City Recital Hall is under no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend an event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller, you may be refused entry to the event.
Details are correct at time of publication.