Along with Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the 24 Preludes, Op. Chopin’s 28s are probably the most famous group of pieces conceived as an orderly journey through the 24 major and minor keys.
Franz Liszt, praised the Preludes saying ‘they soothe the soul with golden dreams and raise it to ideal regions, admirable in their diversity [ ] they have the free and grand features which characterize the works of genius’.
A ‘Prelude’, as its name suggests, is an open door to what is to come next. Each of Chopin’s Preludes are miniatures that inhabit a whole world of feelings, pure moods, from the most feverish energy of the first to the noble drama of the final piece.
With each Prelude, Chopin seems to challenge the listener, asking him to complete the musical feelings evoked by the piano, and to risk an unreserved emotional journey; a life journey.
Picking up the spirit of Chopin, Alice Sara Ott presents next December 1 at 8 pm, at the Palau de la Música, a recital focusing on the 24 Preludes, op. 28 by Chopin. A concert where the art of his piano will merge, with video projections that will take us through virtual landscapes beyond music, to describe a unique life journey.