"Mostly Debussy" is a series of piano lecture-recitals that leads up to year 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy's death. In this 3rd event, Lucas Wong, assistant professor of piano in Soochow University School of Music, will be promoting a humorous side of Debussy to the full. While tracing the brand of humour in the composer's late period, Lucas will also uncover hidden treasures from a lesser-known composer in the name of Emmanuel Chabrier. Three of Debussy's Twelve Studies will be juxtaposed with the works by Chabrier.
Baroque scores come empty of performance directions, so how we as interpreters to figure out and make many decisions based on what we see on the score?
From Rachmaninov to Horowitz and Richter, Russia has produced a unanimous line of legends in the world of piano playing. What is the secret behind this? Was there a secret in the first place? Let us take a short stroll back in time to the Land of Tsars, Poets and Vodka, the influence of "The Silver Age" and Revolutions that transformed art the way it is for Russia.