Date(s) - 02/09/2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institut Menezes Braganza Hall
Classical piano concert by Maxime Zecchini.
FOR THE LEFT HAND AND BOTH HANDS
“I had the idea of exploring the left hand repertoire a few years ago when
I first studied Ravel’s Concerto pour la main gauche. The idea that the
playing of just five fingers could sound like two hands seemed like an
extraordinary wonder to me. But a number of composers have managed
to take up the challenge with exceptional talent. These works display
the left hand’s vast capacities. At its best, it can make the piano sound
like a full orchestra, by using the positioning of its fingers, its natural
flexibility, and its powerful range in the keyboard’s low notes.
I am delighted to be able to introduce the poetic breadth of this unusual
repertoire, which is in equal parts technically challenging and