Jill Lawson and Eleonora Karpukhova

Portugal · Russia
Main Programme

Venue: Cine-Theater of Alcobaça – João d'Oliva Monteiro

Música para Dois Pianos de Sergei Rachmaninoff

Two Piano Recital


In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), pianists Jill Lawson and Eleonora Karpukhova play three pieces for two pianos written at different stages of the composer's life: two Suites and the Symphonic Dances.

First Part

Suite n.º1 (Fantaisie–Tableaux), Op. 5
I. Barcarolle
II. La nuit… L'amour… (The night… the love…)
III. Larmes (The Tears)
IV. Pâques (Easter)

Suite n.º2, Op. 17
I. Introduction
II. Valse
III. Romance
IV. Tarantelle

Second Part

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
I. Non allegro
II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
III. Lento assai – Allegro vivace

Jill Lawson and Eleonora Karpukhova, piano

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