In the Light of Music

Saturday, 09 November 2019 | 19:30
Pallas Cinema – Theatre, Lefkosia



W. A. Mozart: Sonata in C major, KV 330
M. Ravel: Sonatine
Fr. Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 37/1, Waltz, Op. 42, Polonaise, Op. 53
C. Stylianou: Twelve Preludes, Series I (2008-12), nos. 2, 4, 6, 9, 12)

LMS invites you to a piano recital by Nicolas Costantinou. He will be performing masterpieces by some of the leading composers of the past, as well as the contemporary Cypriot composer, Constantinos Stylianou. The performance begins with the charming Sonata in C major by the Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Next is the bright and transparent Sonata by the French composer, Maurice Ravel, a neoclassical work full of beautiful melodies and contrasts in sound-colours and moods. Following will be three works by the Polish composer, Fryderyk Chopin. The Nocturne in G minor has a lamenting and heartfelt tone throughout, with a prayer-like middle section. The Waltz in A flat major has the character of a poetic dance and consists of five exciting themes that are dramatically structured into a coherent and fascinating whole. The ever-so popular Polonaise, op. 53, known as “Heroic”, is daring, firm and grandiose. The performance ends with the first Pancyprian presentation of five of the Twelve Preludes by Constantinos Stylianou, which are inspired by various works of art by painters, such as, Piet Mondrian, J. M. W. Turner, C. D. Friedrich, Gustav Klimt and Paula Rego.