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Show One Presents: Polina Osetinskaya

Show One Presents: Polina Osetinskaya Baroque Music from the Greatest Movies of All Time
Show One PresentsPolina Osetinskaya Baroque Music from the Greatest Movies of All Times photo
June 03, 2023 | 8:00 PM
  • Starting at: $48.00
  • Venue: Koerner Hall
  • Genre: Chamber, Classical, Piano
  • Presenter: Show One Productions

The sublime virtuoso and human rights advocate, pianist Polina Osetinskaya, returns to Toronto for her Canadian solo debut featuring music from some of the greatest films of all time. 

It is no secret that music by Bach, Handel, Purcell, and Rameau have been prominently featured in movie soundtracks like Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, Jean-Paul Genet's Casanova, not to mention in films by Tarkovsky, Greenaway, and Bergman. These works have become some of the most popular and enduring musical masterpieces in history.

Hear Ms. Osetinskaya, a wunderkind since the age of five, in this unique program of Baroque art house film music. Her genuine charm and impeccable attention to musical detail will make you understand why she rose to international acclaim as a collaborator with renowned artists like violinist Maxim Vengerov, and a soloist in demand by the greatest conductors on stage today from Carnegie Hall to Vienna’s Musikverein and London’s Barbican Centre.


Italian Concerto in F
(“The Talented Mr. Ripley", 1999; dir. Anthony Minghella)
 Chorale prelude “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" ("I cry to you, Lord")
("Solaris", 1972; dir. Andrey Tarkovsky)
Toccata in E minor
("Fingers", 1978; dir. James Toback)
Sonata No. 2 in E-flat for flute and harpsichord (attributed to Bach)
II: Siciliano
("Breaking the Waves", 1996; dir. Lars von Trier)
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
("The Godfather", 1972; dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
Suite No. 4 in D minor 
III:  Sarabande
("Barry Lyndon", 1975; dir. Stanley Kubrick)
Chaconne with variations in G 
("Autumn Sonata", 1978; dir. Ingmar Bergman)
HENRY PURCELL (1659 -1695)
Ground in C minor
("The Draftsman's Contract", 1982; dir. Peter Greenaway)
From “Pièces de Clavecin” in E minor
Le rappel des oiseaux (The calling of birds)
("4 days in France", 2016; dir. Jerome Raybaud)
Tambourin (Tambourine)
("The Handmaiden", 2016; dir. Park Chan-wook)
La villageoise (The Villager)
From “Pièces de Clavecin” in D
 Les tendres plaintes (Tender complaints)
             Les Niais de Sologne (The Fools of Solon)
             Les Soupirs (Sighs)
             La Joyeuse (The Joyful)
             L'entretien des Muses (Conversation of the Muses)
             Les Cyclopes (Cyclops)
("Casanova", 2015; dir. Jean-Pierrel Jeneut)