Debut Zee Zee

Zee Zee

Schoenberg | Ravel | Liszt

Tue, 31.08. | 12.15 | No. 213310

Lukaskirche, Kirchensaal

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Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021




    Debut Zee Zee

    Zee Zee

    Zee Zee  piano
    Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951)
    Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11
    Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
    Gaspard de la nuit
    Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
    Vallée d’Obermann, S 160, no. 6 from Années de pèlerinage
    Les Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este, S 163 Nr. 4 from Années de pèlerinage
    Tarantella, S 162, no. 3 from Années de pèlerinage

    The Chinese pianist Zee Zee has constructed a wonderful program on the theme of “crazy.” With Arnold Schoenberg’s Op. 11 Piano Pieces, which dispense with conventional musical “grammar,” she presents what is probably the most momentous “madness” in music history: the leap into atonality. Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit revolves around a demonic spirit that robs people of their sleep – and at the same time calls for a crazed level of virtuosity. This is required by the works of Franz Liszt as well: for example in the Tarantella, a crazy Italian folk dance that is performed to the point of frenzy, as if the dancers had been bitten by a tarantula. Zee Zee, who studied with Leon Fleisher and was advised by Alfred Brendel, won the Gina Bachauer Competition and has already performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. The latter’s principal conductor Paavo Järvi called her “one of the most extraordinary pianistic talents I have ever encountered.” 

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