Alexander Gadjiev penetrates the soul of Chopin and Schumann and enraptures the Eternal City
A mysterious voice over the intercom was intent on creating the right atmosphere for the ritual that was about to unfold. Imploring us to savour two minutes of absolute silence, in complete darkness, in preparation for the sounds we were about to receive -sounds were born before words we were told!
And out of the darkness a silhouette appeared as a shadow slowly advancing onto the stage and sitting at the piano as the light gently appeared. The show was about to begin with the sounds of the poetically imperious chords of Chopin’s Polonaise Fantasy
This was just the introduction to Alexander Gadjiev’s rapturously received Rome debut for the Accademia di Santa Cecilia.
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