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Pieces for the left hand - a WWI centenary tribute by French pianist, Maxim...

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Concordia College Chapel

45 Cheltenham Street

Highgate, SA 5063

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To celebrate the special relationship between Unley and Pozières, between France and South Australia, and to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I, Alliance Française and the City of Unley, with the support of the French Embassy in Australia, are delighted to bring to you a performance by French pianist, Maxime Zecchini. To be held in the lovely chapel of Concordia College, this free piano recital will provide a unique opportunity to enjoy the music of an award winning, international pianist.

Five fingers is all that Maxime Zecchini requires to not just play a piano but to make it sound like an entire orchestral composition. He is best known for practising the ‘left hand repertoire’, where a musician uses a single hand to play compositions that would ideally require all ten fingers.

Maxime travels the world to play the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, a major piece written by composer Maurice Ravel between 1929 and 1930 for Paul Wittgenstein, an Austrian concert pianist, who lost his right arm in combat on the Russian front during the war. In this concert, in addition to the extract from the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, the program will include the following:

  • Scriabane: Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Opus 9 No 1

  • Verdi: Misere, extract from the opera, 'Il Trovatare'

  • Bellini: Casta Diva, extract from the opera, 'Norma'

  • Massenet: Meditation from Thais

  • Schulhoff: Suite No 3.

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