Solo Programs


APRÈS CHOPIN #2 – Russian Version

Chopin’s influence has been felt by virtually every composer writing piano music after him. This program traces connections between Chopin and the two great pianist-composers 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 (selections)
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 (selections)
Scriabin: Fantasy in B minor, Op. 28

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ROMANTICS TO RAGTIME

A varied program uniting the music of 19th-century Europe and 20th-century America. The contrasting styles are brought closer together through two song arrangements by the great improvisers of each era.

Schubert: Impromptus, Op. 90, Nos. 1-3
Schubert arr. Liszt: Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60
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Dawes/Sigman arr. Keith Jarrett: It’s All in the Game
William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag, The Poltergeist
Igor Stravinsky: Piano-Rag-Music
Philip Glass arr. Barnes: The Café from Orphée Suite
William Albright: The Nightmare Fantasy Rag

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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