Alexander Melnikov
Alexander Melnikov | Picture: Molina Visuals

Concert information

Biennale of the Berliner Philharmoniker


At the invitation of the Berliner Philharmoniker


Was the world a better place in the Romantic era? Alexander Melnikov explores this question through his piano recital – following the theme of our Biennale entitled Paradise Lost? On the threat to nature. With Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy, Melnikov leads you through idyllic landscapes and man-made chasms, reveals the poetry of Schumann’s Waldszenen, and shows atmospheric images of nature in Franz Liszt’s piano works. The forest appears here as a place of retreat – from the self and from encroaching industrialisation. By contrast, Alexander Scriabin prophesies the destruction of the world in the grand conflagration of Vers la flamme.


Alexander Melnikov piano


Franz Schubert
Fantasia in C major, D 760 “Wanderer Fantasy”

Robert Schumann
Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), op. 82


Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt
Nuages gris

Alexander Scriabin
Vers la flamme, op. 72

Alexander Scriabin
Deux Dances, op. 73

Alexander Scriabin
Five Preludes, op. 74

Alexander Scriabin
Piano Sonata No. 9, op. 68

Chamber Music Hall

16 to 38 €

Series U: Piano