Hue: Fri 17 Mar 2017, 7 pm
Hue Academy of Music
1 Le Loi, Hue
Danang: Sat 18 Mar 2017, 7.30 pm
Nguyen Hien Dinh – Tuong Theatre
155 Phan Chau Trinh, Danang
From Goethe Institut:
Friends of classical piano music in Hue and Danang can look forward to March 17, 7 pm (Hue) and March 18, 7.30 pm (Danang), friends of classical piano music will get their money’s worth: In a varied program German pianist Hinrich Alpers will play works by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) and guides the audience through a century of western European piano tradition.
Hinrich Alpers introduces the evening with Robert Schumann‘s Kinderszenen, op. 15: The cycle is made of 13 short pieces, which reflects the for this epoche characteristic desire of the lost world of childhood. Subsequently Alpers plays the Sonatine of the French composer Maurice Ravel. It includes three movements and can come across as a tribute to the musical elegance of the late 18th century. The last piece of the program is Beethoven‘s Piano Sonata No. 21 (op. 53) – also known as „Waldstein sonata“, after his friend and first sponsor Graf Waldstein. The Sonata changes between energetic, gloomy and dainty sounds and amusingly let die away the varied evening.
For reference: Hinrich Alpers playing a part of Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 5:
General view of further concert dates with Hinrich Alpers:
16.03.2017, 7 PM Ca Phe Thu Bay: 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist. 3, HCMC
17.03.2017, 7 PM Music Academy Hue, 1 Le Loi, Hue
18.03.2017, 7.30 PM Nguyen Hien Dinh – Tuong Theatre: 155 Phan Chau Trinh, Danang
23.03.2017, 8 PM Opera House: 1 Trang Tien, Hanoi
The musical repertoire of the pianist Hinrich Alpers contains – apart from many piano concerts and Beethoven’s sonatas – also piano works by Schumann, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. Hinrich Alpers was awarded with the 1st prize at the 3rd International Telekom Beethoven competition in Bonn and he regularly performs at international concert halls, philharmonic orchestras and festivals. In 2010, he founded an international summer academy in his home town in Northern Germany where international musicians annually gather together for master classes and concerts.
Free tickets available at the venue from 13.3.2017.