Solo Programs


APRÈS CHOPIN #2

Chopin’s influence has been felt by virtually every composer writing piano music after him. This program traces connections between Chopin and the two greatest composer-pianists of Russian late Romanticism.

Chopin: Nocturne in B-flat minor, Op. 9, No. 1
Chopin: Étude in A-flat, Op. 10, No. 10
Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op. 28, Nos. 17, 8 and 6
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61
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Rachmaninoff: Moment musicale in B-flat minor, Op. 16, No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Étude-tableau in D minor, Op. 33, No. 5
Scriabin: 24 Preludes, Op. 11, Nos. 8, 11-14, 19, 15
Scriabin: Fantasy in B minor, Op. 28

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BEETHOVEN AND SCHUBERT (50-55 minutes)

Beethoven is heard at his most playful and Schubert at his darkest. Both sonatas 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

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THE GERMAN SOUL

Contrasting works by three immortals of the Classical and Romantic eras, ending with Robert Schumann’s transcendent Fantasy in C Major.

Mozart: Sonata in C minor, K 457
Schubert: Moments musicaux, D 780, Nos. 1 and 2
Schubert: Impromptu in E-flat, D 899, No. 2
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Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17