Chopin’s influence has been felt by virtually every composer writing piano music after him. This program traces connections between Chopin and four later composers who stood on his shoulders.
Chopin: Nocturne in A-flat, Op. 32, No. 2
Chopin: Mazurkas, Op. 24, Nos. 2, 3 and 4
Rachmaninoff: Moment musicale in B-flat minor, Op. 16, No. 1
Scriabin: Fantasy in B Minor, Op. 28
Isaac Albeniz: Evocation and El Puerto, from Iberia book 1
Erik Satie: Nocturnes Nos. 2, 3, and 4
Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
ROMANTICS TO RAGTIME
The music of 19th-century Europe and 20th-century America are brought closer together by two touching song arrangements by the great improvisers of each era.
Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60
Schumann: Forest Scenes, Op. 82
Schubert arr. Liszt: Der Müller und der Bach
Dawes/Sigman arr. Keith Jarrett: It’s All in the Game
Philip Glass arr. Barnes: The Café from Orphée Suite
Igor Stravinsky: Piano-Rag-Music
William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag, The Poltergeist
William Albright: The Nightmare Fantasy Rag
BEETHOVEN AND SCHUBERT (short, no intermission)
Beethoven is heard at his most playful and Schubert at his darkest. The contrasting sonatas each contain a finale based on the Italian dance form, Tarantella, but in completely different emotional worlds.
Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat, Op. 31, No. 3
Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D 958