12.02.24, 20:00, Roberto Giordano
The banker’s son Felix Mendelssohn knew all too well how to cunningly make a Sunday pass by. With his Lieder ohne Worte, salon guests, leaning back in an armchair, could unleash the inner poet in themselves and provide the melodies with imaginary lyrics. Against these delicate but easily digestible character pieces, pianist Roberto Giordano sets Chopin’s four heroic ballads. As infamous as it is beloved, this repertoire, both technically and musically extremely demanding, is right up the alley of the ex-laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. Since his participation, therefore, he has been known as the ‘poet of the piano’.