Os Agostos is an impressive 18th century country estate - Photo: AMIGOS DE MÚSICA
Os Agostos is an impressive 18th century country estate - Photo: AMIGOS DE MÚSICA

Porto pianist António Oliveira performs for Amigos de Música

Portuguese pianist António Oliveira will perform two concerts for the Amigos de Música on December 13 and 15. These will take place in the auditorium of Os Agostos country estate, near Santa Bárbara de Nexe, at 7pm.

On Tuesday (13th), António Oliveira will play music by W.A. Mozart, Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann, while on Thursday (15th), he presents works by Claude Debussy, Leos Janáček, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Portuguese composers António Fragoso and Telmo Marques.

António Oliveira got his first degree in Porto and then studied with Laszlo Simon at the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin and received a master’s degree at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, USA.
He is an active recitalist, both solo and chamber music, having played in many concert halls in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Finland, Turkey, USA and Canada.

He was broadcast by RDP Antena 2 and featured in RTP Portuguese TV.

Along with the clarinet player António Rosa, he formed the Projecto XXI, which has premiered, and recorded two CDs with music by Portuguese composers.

António Oliveira – Photo: JOSÉ CALDEIRA
António Oliveira – Photo: JOSÉ CALDEIRA

António has played world premieres and recorded music by António Chagas Rosa. He has premiered the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra nº1 by Telmo Marques with the Orquestra Clássica da Madeira. He has released two piano solo recordings: Chopin and Liszt in 2016 and Ravel and Janáček in 2018.

António Oliveira teaches at the Conservatório de Música do Porto.

Amigos de Música concerts at Os Agostos begin at 7pm sharp. Doors open at 6pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés will be served. There will also be a short interval with refreshments served.

The Amigos de Música is an international group of around 120 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and also sponsor young Portuguese musicians. It is a non-profit organisation and celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.

Entry donation, including refreshments, is €30 per person for guests and non-members, payable in advance by bank transfer (see website below). For concert bookings, email reservasconcertos@gmail.com

For more information about the Amigos de Música and concert programmes, visit the new website www.amigosdemusica.org

For membership enquiries, contact helga.hampton@gmail.com

 

ANTÓNIO OLIVEIRA, piano          

Programme

Tuesday, December 13 2022

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)                           

Fantasia em dó menor, K.475

Liszt (1811-1886)

Sposalizio

Soneto de Petrarca 47

Soneto de Petrarca 104

Soneto de Petrarca 123

 

Interval

 

  1. Schumann (1810-1856) Kreisleriana op.16
  2.     Äußerst bewegt
  3. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
  4. Sehr aufgeregt
  5. Sehr langsam
  6. Sehr lebhaft
  7. Sehr langsam
  8. Sehr rasch
  9. Schnell und spielend

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Antonio Fragoso (1897-1918)                  

Petite Suite

Prelúdio

Berceuse

Dança

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)                    

Estampes

La soirée dans Grenade

Jardins sous la pluie

 

Telmo Marques (1963)                                

5 prelúdios

In memory of Alexander Scriabin

In memory of Dmitri Shostakovich

In memory of Carl Nielsen

In memory of Frederico Mompou

In memory of Sergei Prokofiev

Interval

 Leos Janáček (1854-1928)                          

Sonata para piano 1.X.1905

  1. Pressentimento – Con moto
  2. Morte – Adagio

 

  1. Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Sonata para piano nº2, op.36
  2. Allegro agitato
  3. Non allegro—Lento
  4. Allegro molto