Acclaimed piano duo Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy interweave music by Bach and Shostakovich, in the first of two Aldeburgh Festival performances created especially for the historic Jubilee Hall.
Two pianists on two pianos create a striking dialogue from the preludes and fugues of Bach and Shostakovich. As the conversation flows, the musical thread is passed both from one piano to the other and across the centuries from Bach to Shostakovich and back again. Performed in the round, audiences can experience the music up close in this historic setting.
The Jubilee Hall was the setting for the first Aldeburgh Festival in 1948. The modest seaside hall remains a very special place to hear music, and this year has inspired a diptych of programmes dedicated to poignant and highly personal dialogues with Bach.
Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Samson Tsoy piano