Viennese Rhapsody

Dejan Lazić, Piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Fantasia No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397
Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K. 33

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight Sonata”

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
“Der Hirt auf dem Felsen”, D 965 (arr. for solo piano by Dejan Lazić)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Rhapsody in B Minor, Op. 79 No. 1
Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79 No. 2

Dejan Lazić (1977)
Rhapsody in Istrian Style, Op. 18b

The concert was recorded live on 10 August 2022 at Rougemont.

For many years now, the Croation-born but naturalised as an Austrian citizen pianist has shown unfailing loyalty to the Festival. In this Viennese year, Dejan Lazić is performing a multicoloured journey through the former Habsburg empire, with “hits” such as Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, and rarer works such as this “home-made” arrangement of Hirt auf dem Felsen or this Rhapsody in the Istrian style of his own composition, an invitation to discover the melodic wealth of this Adriatic peninsula with its turbulent history, now divided between Croatia (for the most part) and Slovenia.

2 comments on “Dejan Lazić

Fantastic concert – to watch as well as listen!

If I had been able to understand his talk, I would have been interested.

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