The musicianship and poetry of a true artist – a winning combination at Netherhall Auditorium
Parvis Hejazi in recital with Mozart, Shostakovich, Brahms .Some remarkable musicianly performances from a true artist. Always a great showman but one who has learnt that the message of music is the greatest show that one can share. A performance of Mozart C minor Sonata that was both dramatic and tender.
Early Shostakovich Preludes with their sometimes grotesque sense of humour but that spoke as eloquently as Prokofiev’s poetic Visions Fugitives.
But it was the Brahms variations op 21 No. 1 and 2 that unleashed the depth of sound and ravishing sense of colour from this young poet of the piano, together with his aristocratic sense of harmonic structure.
It gave great weight and meaning to these sumptuous scores of passionate pulsating harmonic blocks of ever moving romantic effusions.
A single encore of Couperin who’s sublime simplicity was the ideal antidote to Brahms’s passionate effusions and the allusion to the Mysteries of Bacchus led very nicely to the post concert drink.