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Duo piano

St. Sophia church

07/24/2018

21:00 hrs

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Ivo Varbanov is a leading figure of Bulgarian music and culture abroad. He started to play the piano at the age of 6 with Eleonora Karamisheva. After that he studied with Riccardo Bertazzolo, Ylonka Deckers, Sulamita Aronowsky, Frank Wibaut and was inspired in masterclasses by great artists and teachers such as Alexander Lonquich, Barry Douglas and Lev Naumov. His has a rich discography and in 2014 with his wife Fiammetta Tarli, Ivo started an independent audiophile record label, ICSM Records. His performances include concertos, recitals and chamber music all over the world. In the last two seasons he has been partnering in chamber music concerts with a lot of great performers, including his wife Fiammetta Tarli. He is a recipient of the Ivan Vazov Award for the popularisation of Bulgarian Culture abroad, and in 2011 he was also awarded the Silver Lion Award from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The pianist Fiammetta Tarli started studying piano at the age of five with Giampiero Semeraro in Pisa, her hometown, and gave her first concert at nine. She took her diploma in Piano Performance and Music Studies at the Florence Conservatoire and specialised in solo repertoire with Maria Tipo, Lydia Rocchetti Pezzati and Ilonka Deckers, and in vocal and instrumental chamber music with Iain Ledingham at Royal Academy of Music, London. Her keen interests in literature and musicology prompted her to complete her Master of Musicology and PhD at King’s College London, while continuing her performing and teaching activity. Tarli plays regularly in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain, Turkey, and the UK, both as a soloist and in different chamber music groups, collaborating with performers like pianist Iain Ledingham, violinists Yana Burova and Ofer Falk, and her husband Ivo Varbanov.

 

Program:

 

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Liebeslieder, Op. 52

  1. Rede, Mädchen, allzu liebes. Im Ländler-Tempo
  2. Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut
  3. O die Frauen
  4. Wie des Abends schöne Röthe
  5. Die grüne Hopfenranke
  6. Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel nahm. Grazioso
  7. Wohl schön bewandt
  8. Wenn so lind dein Augen mir
  9. Am Donaustrande
  10. O wie sanft die Quelle
  11. Nein, est ist nicht auszukommen
  12. Schlosser auf, und mache Schlösser
  13. Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft
  14. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar
  15. Nachtigall, sie singt so schön
  16. Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe. Lebhaft
  17. Nicht wandle, mein Licht. Mit Ausdruck
  18. Es bebet das Gesträuche. Lebhaft

 

                                                Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes, op. 65

  1. Verzicht, o Herz, auf Rettung. Lebhaft, doch nicht Schnell
  2. Finstere Schatten der Nacht
  3. An jeder Hand die Finger
  4. Ihr schwarzen Augen
  5. Wahre, wahre deinen Sohn
  6. Rosen steckt mir an die Mutter
  7. Vom Gebirge Well auf Well. Lebhaft
  8. Weiche Gräser im Revier. Ruhig
  9. Nagen am Herzen fühl ich
  10. Ich kose süß mit der und der
  11. Alles, alles in den Wind. Lefhaft
  12. Schwarzer Wald, dein Schatten
  13. Nein, Geliebter, setze dich
  14. Flammenauge, dunkles Haar. Lebhaft
  15. Zum Schluss. (Nun, ihr Musen, genug). Ruhig

 

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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Ballet „The Rite of Spring“ piano 4 hands

  1. L’Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth)
  2. Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice)

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