Травиата, Astana Opera

Chopin and Scriabin: A Double Portrait in the Interior

2018 / 2019               Chamber Hall                       the 6th Season

24 October * Wednesday * 7.00 pm

An Evening of Piano Music

Chopin and Scriabin:

A Double Portrait in the Interior

An evening of piano music titled “Chopin and Scriabin: A Double Portrait in the Interior” will take place in the Chamber Hall of the Astana Opera House.


Chopin and Scriabin were the Romantic-era composers - European and Russian. Chopin’s music is to a great extent akin to the nobility and subtlety of Adam Mickiewicz’s poetry. The spirit of the Russian Silver Age lives in Scriabin’s music.

The bright individuality of each composer is unquestionable; however, many things unite them. Chopin and Scriabin were the two most ‘piano’ composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Their attraction to the same genres of piano music, including preludes, waltzes, etudes, sonatas and fantasias, is obvious. In his early period of creativity, Scriabin, of course, was strongly influenced by the works of Frédéric Chopin. Although, Scriabin’s style markedly changed in the middle and late period of his creative work, elegancy, sophistication and acuteness of intonation are typical for both composers.

Music Director of the project, Professor Vyacheslav Uzbekov and young Kazakhstani pianists will present the romantic music concert.

The programme will feature works by Frédéric Chopin and Alexander Skriabin.



Batyrkhan Suleimen

Ilyas Uzbekov

Teodor Bychinskiy

Madina Takeyeva

Rakhima Toikenova

Yerlan Serkebayev

Elmira Sultangazina

Vyacheslav Uzbekov, music director of the project, professor




Nocturne in C-sharp minor

Waltzes, op.34

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor

Ballade No. 3 in B minor

Ballade No.1 in B minor

Fantaisie in F minor



Concert Allegro, op.18

Five Preludes, op.11

Sonata- Fantaisie

Nocturne in F-sharp minor

Five Preludes

Two Études

Two Poems, op.32

Album Leaf


Dance of Caress


Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes