Jan Lisiecki
Night Music
Director: Bernhard Fleischer
Distributor: C Major Entertainment
Length: 106 min.
16:9 shot in HD-Cam
© 2018, a BFMI production in co-production with ZDF/Arte
Night: it can be dreamy or com­fort­ing, but some­times it’s fright­en­ing, full of dark se­crets. So it’s no great sur­prise that the long hours of dark­ness, often spent awake, have in­spired so many com­posers to write some of their most touch­ing works: Chopin’s dreamy Noc­turnes, for ex­am­ple, Schu­mann’s dain­ty “Nacht­stücke” or Ravel’s spine­chill­ing cy­cle “Gas­pard de la nuit”, pop­u­lat­ed by sin­is­ter fig­ures and dark pre­mo­ni­tions. In his pi­ano recital at the Im­pe­r­i­al Hall at the Würzburg Res­i­dence, the young Cana­di­an pi­anist Jan Lisiecki, brings the spir­its of the night, both good and evil, to life; in his hands, Ravel’s goblin “Scar­bo” dances and the wa­ter sprite “On­dine” swims through the waves, dan­ger­ous­ly se­duc­tive.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” K.265 (300e)

Robert Schumann
Nachtstücke, Op.23

Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la Nuit, M.55

Sergei Rachmaninoff
5 Morceaux de fantaisie, Op.3

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in E minor, Op.72, No. 1

Frédéric Chopin
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op.20