Solo Programs


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



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