Alexandra Dovgan may only be 16, but her piano playing is not only already beyond all technical doubt, but also testifies to "irresistibly honest musicality" (Helmut Mauró) and unusual musical maturity. Somewhat older than the Russian was Johannes Brahms when he composed the little pieces she plays. While the Hamburg composer deals with baroque dances in it, the Russian Rachmaninov ignites a true pianistic firework from the old, famous "La folia" theme in his "Corelli Variations". Alexander Scriabin's second piano sonata, completed in 1897, the year of Brahms' death, celebrates the calm and the stormy sea. His B minor Fantasy is similarly powerful-virtuosic.