Adam Laloum, piano
Adam Laloum is one of France’s most singular and mysterious pianists, reinterpreting the great pages of the repertoire with a mixture of fever and analytical precision. Between German romanticism and the Spanish flame, is there a French synthesis?
In Parisian intellectual circles of the time of Manet and Degas, debate was fierce and the quarrels sometimes violent between lovers of Germanic music and those seeking a Latin path, readily turned to traditions from across the Pyrenees in Spain. Schumann was seen by some as neurotic or a poet of the soul, Wagner adored or hated, Albeniz despised as a tawdry folklorist or celebrated as a genius, etc. An admirer of the Master of Bayreuth, Fauré nevertheless knew how to distance himself from his influence.
- Adam Laloum, piano
On the program
- Robert Schumann
- Children's Scenes, op. 15
- Three Phantasiestücke for piano, op.&>
- Richard Wagner, Elegy, WWV 93
- Gabriel Fauré, Nocturne no. 7 in C sharp minor, op. 74
- Isaac Albeniz, Iberia