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PIANOBOX – The liberation of classical music

PIANOBOX – The liberation of classical music

The PianoBox is a unique experience where listeners are inspired to let classical music closer to their hearts.

The Austrian-Romanian pianist Maria Radutu opens the doors to experiencing classical music as a form of free interpretation. The artist selects a theme as a guiding motif from a constantly growing collection of composers in order to constantly redesign her programmes. Radutu moderates the evening, in which she talks about her approach to interpreting these works and thus invites the audience to experience her subjective perspective on classical music. She fi nds new connections across styles and periods to dramaturgically link works together. With brilliance and great feeling in the interplay between piano and presentation, Radutu is bold and unconventional.

The ever-growing repertoire currently comprises 50 works with infl uences from different styles, with well-known classics and lesser-played gems or specially composed works. Selection of composers: Glück, Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Faure, Satie, Poulenc, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Bartok, Stravinsky, Vasks, Shostakovich, Gershwin, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Ligeti, Kapustin, Pärt, Annau Karlsson, Ferek-Petric.

Piano & Moderation: Maria Radutu

Examples of Repertoire

MARIA RADUTU IS THE FIVE ELEMENTS

This evening is based on 5 elements that bring music to life: Freedom in improvisation, breathtaking pauses, melody or harmony, the power and the most diverse colors form these 5 elements to jump between styles and eras, out of conviction that the emotion is not in the musical language or origin, but in the depth. With works by: Chaillou, Chopin, Annau, Heiller, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Talma, Prokofiev, Wally and Mendelssohn-Hensel.

MARIA RADUTU IS AN AMERICAN & PARIS

On the trail of Gershwin‘s transatlantic journey to Paris, an evening full of joy, spontaneity and sensitivity is created from both musical languages from the Old World and the New World. With works by Gershwin, Poulenc, Faure, Ravel and Chaillou.

MARIA RADUTU IS INSPIRATION

A contrasting selection of musical works from Mozart to Kapustin, from Eastern Europe to Brazil, from classical to jazz style, all under the theme of inspiration: the most diverse sources from which music is created are illuminated from the perspective of the composer and the performer. With works by Constantinescu, Chopin, Mozart, Kapustin, Shostakovich, Bach and Villa Lobos.