FRIDAY 27 APRIL - 8:00 PM
Grieg Holberg Suite
Mendelssohn Selections from Songs without Words Op 19 Nos 1 and 3, Op 30 No 6, Op 38 No 2, Op 53 No 2, Op 62 No 1 and Op 67 No 2
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op 35
Simon Trpčeski opens and closes his recital with two works often heard in their orchestral versions. Rimsky- Korsakov’s dazzling work based on The Arabian Nights concludes the recital in a new arrangement for piano. By contrast, Grieg’s work, written to mark the anniversary of playwright Holberg in 1884, was first performed in its original piano version by the composer himself, but transcribed later for orchestra. The programme is completed by a selection of Mendelssohn’s miniatures, composed throughout his life.