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Tristan Lee – Between Heart & Head

November 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT

Conflicts of human nature unleashed through captivating Romantic piano masterpieces.
Embark on a captivating journey as acclaimed pianist Tristan Lee, delves into the profound conflicts of human nature through three transcendent Romantic piano masterpieces. The opening bars of Beethoven’s late Piano Sonata Op.90 serve as a gateway to this exploration, with its two movements embodying what Beethoven’s biographer, Schindler, describes as a relentless ‘struggle between the heart and the head, and a conversation with the beloved’. As the program surges forward in Chopin’s fiercely ironic Scherzo No.3 Op.39, in C minor, be immersed in a world of ferocious octave passages set against moments of sublime beauty and poetic lyricism.
Lee’s command over these compositions is enriched by his profound familiarity with Liszt, a composer who revered and regularly performed the works featured in this program. Liszt’s monumental one-movement Sonata, often associated with the Faustian legend and its moral dilemmas bears the imprint of the preceding masterpieces, displaying their unmistakable influence. Lee’s mastery has resonated across international venues, from Wigmore Hall and St Martin in the Fields to Shanghai Theatre and Guangzhou Opera House. With every meticulously crafted note and each nuanced interpretation, Lee magnifies the resplendent beauty and eternal conflicts woven within these masterpieces in an unmissable performance.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        


November 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
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Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street, Southbank
Melbourne, 3006 AU


Melbourne Recital Centre