Night Music With Jan Lisiecki
Jan Lisiecki © Erika Mayer
Night can be dreamy or comforting, but also frightening and full of dark secrets. The long hours of darkness, often spent awake, have inspired so many composers to write some of their most touching works: Chopin’s dreamy Nocturnes, Schumann’s dainty Nachtstücke or Ravel’s spinechilling cycle Gaspard de la nuit, populated by sinister figures and dark premonitions. In his piano recital at the Imperial Hall at the Würzburg Residence, the young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, brings the spirits of the night, both good and evil, to life; in his hands, Ravel’s Scarbo dances and Ondine swims dangerously seductive through the waves.