I’m traveling to Oslo, Norway to attend a concert by the Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov at the Oslo Opera House. I also plan to do some shopping, take a boat ride around the inner harbor, and enjoy walking around the old city.


About the Concert

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Oslo Opera House
Grigory Sokolov, piano


Program

ComposerWork
HaydnKeyboard Sonata, Hob. XVI:44
HaydnKeyboard Sonata, Hob. XVI:32
HaydnKeyboard Sonata, Hob. XVI:36
 Intermission
BeethovenPiano Sonata No. 27, Op. 90
BeethovenPiano Sonata No. 32, Op. 111

Encores

ComposerWork
SchubertMoment musicaux No. 1 in C major
ChopinNocturne in B major, Op. 32, No. 1
ChopinNocturne in A-flat major, Op. 32, No. 2
RameauRondeau
ChopinPrelude in D flat major, “Raindrop”
ChopinPrelude in C minor


About the Artist

Each Sokolov concert is unique in its own way. His technique is utterly peerless, but he rarely adheres to a template for piano virtuosos. He is known for his ability to draw an unusually broad spectrum of colours and sounds from the keys. Sokolov’s interpretations are usually deeply personal. If you’d like to learn more about Sokolov, a good place to start is the article Last of the Titans.