ALEXANDER SKRJABIN AND THE MUSIC OF ECSTASY
By Roberto Calabretto
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For over three decades, French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has performed worldwide, building a reputation as one of the world’s most versatile pianists. He extends his interpretative voice across a broad spectrum of repertoire, and his performances and award-winning recordings for Chandos Records attest to his remarkable musical range. During his formative years in Montreal, Louis Lortie studied with Yvonne Hubert (a pupil of the legendary Alfred Cortot), later in Vienna, with Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber, and subsequently with Schnabel disciple Leon Fleisher. In 1984, he won First Prize in the Busoni Competition and the same year he was a prize-winner at the Leeds Competition. Recent special projects have included performances of Liszt ‘complete Années de Pèlerinage in one evening and a complete Beethoven sonata cycle filmed at Salle Bourgie in Montreal and broadcast on Medici TV in 2021. Louis Lortie is co-founder and Artistic Director of the LacMus International Festival on Lake Como and a Master in Residence at The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel of Brussels.
…A combination of spontaneity and maturity that only the great pianists have.
FRANZ SCHUBERT (Vienna, 1797-1828)
Six moments musicaux, op. 94, D.780
3. Allegro moderato
5. Allegro vivace
6. Allegretto. Trio
ALEXANDER SKRJABIN (Mosca, 1871-1915)
Selezione dai Preludi op. 11
Sonata n. 5, op. 53