Elégie is the fifth ‘Composer Portrait’ to be compiled and scripted by Lucy Parham. The CD is now available.
Lucy Parham, piano
Henry Goodman, narrator
“A superb evocation of the life and music of Sergei Rachmaninoff.
The design of the listening experience is skilfully and subtly structured, and the manner is engaging and intimate, so that the great Sergei himself seems to be recalling his life for us as we listen.”
“There is nothing more satisfying than listening to great music, beautifully performed, while, at the same time, learning a little about the world in which it came into being and about the people who created it.
Lucy Parham’s concerts offer just that – a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.”
“These wonderful concerts are so cleverly organic because the composers become alive again. This happens before your eyes and it transforms the musical experience for the audience.
The composers speak directly, frankly and intimately about the secrets of the lives shared and, coupled with the superb playing of Lucy Parham, their music is transformed”
“These composers are frequently heroes of mine. It is fascinating to try and embody them. I learn a lot about them that I didn’t know previously. And I get to hear some beautiful piano music, inspiringly played, at very close quarters”
“I feel so fortunate to be able to work with a musician like Lucy, such a brilliantly accomplished and sensitive artist. I certainly take inspiration from hearing such undeniably great music up close and personal, as it were. It has been a huge privilege to be a part of Lucy’s recreations of the lives of Chopin, and Debussy, and now Rachmaninoff”
“I love doing shows with Lucy. I read the fascinating lives and letters of great composers and then get to hear their music, played on a beautiful piano by a truly miraculous performer”