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«From Bach to Rachmaninov»
Salle de Musique de Chambre
Alexandra Dovgan in a golden dress sitting at a piano
©: Irina Schymchak

What you'll hear and see

The music

  • Johann Sebastian Bach Partita BWV 830 Partita N° 3 BWV 1006: 1. Preludio (arr. Sergueï Rachmaninov) Partita N° 3 BWV 1006: 3. Gavotte en rondeau (arr. Sergueï Rachmaninov) Partita N° 3 BWV 1006: 6. Gigue (arr. Sergueï Rachmaninov) Bis: Prélude en si mineur (h-moll) BWV 855a(arr. Alexander Siloti)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Klaviersonate op. 81a «Les Adieux»
  • Sergueï Rachmaninov Variations sur un thème de Corelli

The artists

  • Alexandra Dovgan piano


Multi-award-winning prodigy Alexandra Dovgan is one of the most exciting young musicians working today.

In this virtuosic recital, she shows us an aspect of composer Sergei Rachamninov’s personality that is often overlooked: his boundless admiration for Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries! With his arrangements and variations, the «Last Romantic» plays with musical fabrics woven by the great baroque masters and demonstrates that these immortal geniuses aren’t done taking our breath away. Ludwig van Beethoven on the other hand leaves us absolutely breathless by ending his  «Farewell» («Adieux») on a vivacissimamente: the liveliest of all tempi!