On Tuesday, November 16 at 9 pm, the complete Schubert Impromptus come to life in a Lincoln Center performance by the Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov. The broadcast airs on 105.9 FM and on WQXR.org.
Recorded on November 13 as part of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival of spiritual music, this program is the second of two "Late-Night Elegies" comprised entirely of solo piano music. The first evening, featuring works ranging from C.P.E. Bach to Arvo Pärt, will be aired on Q2 in the coming weeks.
Composed in 1827, Schubert's eight Impromptus are among his most powerful and introspective works, requiring discerning musicianship and a feel for the music's color and poetry. The Soviet-trained Lubimov, known for his pioneering performances of Western contemporary music in Russia, as well as his recordings on ECM, makes a rare New York appearance for this recital.
Recital: Part One
Recital: Part Two
Recital: Part Three