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Chichester Festival Theatre: a celebration of Rachmaninoff in words and music


Olivier Award-winning actor Henry Goodman returns to Chichester with concert pianist Lucy Parham in Elégie, chronicling the fascinating life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff in words and music (November 12, 7.30pm).

Though he became an exile in 1917, Rachmaninoff’s cultural identity and longing for his homeland imbue his music, not least the many works he wrote for his own instrument, the piano.

Elégie, scripted by Lucy from letters and diaries, follows the composer from his youth in Russia, through his subsequent self-imposed exile in 1917 and finally to California, where he died in 1943.

It’s a format Lucy has pioneered over the years – a series of performances in which she is joined by an actor on stage to deliver the words and the music of some of our greatest composers.

Read more at the link below.

Author: Phil Hewitt

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