Artists

Emmanuel Pahud

Flute

Denis Kozhukhin

Piano

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

Partita in A Major BWV 1013 for Solo Flute

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue 8 in E-flat Minor BWV 853 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)

Franz Schubert

Introduction and Variations on "Trockne Blumen" ("Dry Flowers") in E Minor D 802 for Flute and Piano

Pierre Boulez

Sonatine for Flute and Piano

Sergej Prokofjew

Flute Sonata in D Major op. 94

Duration: c.: 1h 30m

In a two-hour program, Emmanuel Pahud, acclaimed soloist and principal flutist of the Berlin Philharmonic, and rising Russian piano star Denis Kozhukhin traverse more than 200 years of European music history. Bach provides the solo entrance for both artists, who then join forces in Schubert’s variations on "Trockne Blumen" from his song cycle Die schöne Müllerin. Two contrasting musical worlds of the mid-20th century come together in the concert’s second half: the serialist Sonatina of 21-year-old enfant terrible Pierre Boulez, composed in 1946 but not publicly performed until ten years later, and Prokofiev’s playfully elegant work, written in 1943.