- Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
- Piano Concerto
- Concertino in Classical Style
- Francesca da Rimini
- Cristian Mandeal
- Alexandra Dariescu
This exciting programme opens with Enescu’s pastoral Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, followed by Grieg’s immortal and ever-popular Piano Concerto, performed by outstanding pianist Alexandra Dariescu, who will remain onstage to celebrate Lipatti’s Centenary in a performance of his graceful Concertino in Classical Style.
The concert will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Francesca da Rimini, which illustrates the tragic tale of Francesca, the beauty who appeared in Dante’s Divine Comedy.
This concert is kindly supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute.
6.15pm: Pre-concert Talk (in the main auditorium)
Writer and Lipatti researcher Orlando Murrin talks about Dinu Lipatti’s legacy, including new information about his three visits to Britain, his composing career and the recent discovery of the only known film footage of the great pianist.