Brian Ganz Plays Chopin: A Young Genius
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017, 8:00pm
Renowned pianist Brian Ganz continues his journey through the complete
works of Fryderyk Chopin with a celebration of the composer's youthful
creations. Among the early works featured will be the composer's 12
Etudes, Op. 10. These masterful gems (some composed when Chopin was only
a teenager) have set the standard for demanding technical studies that
are also works of great beauty and originality. Also on the program: 3
Nocturnes, Op. 9, including the beloved E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2. Several
youthful polonaises and mazurkas, plus a refreshingly elegant set of variations
Chopin composed on the German air “
Der Schweizerbub," round out the evening.
3 Nocturnes, Op. 9
12 Etudes, Op. 10
Introduction and Variations on a German Air ("Der Schweizerbub"),
Polonaises in A-flat Major and G-sharp minor, Op. Posth.
Mazurkas in G Major and D major, Op. Posth.
“There isn’t much about Chopin that Brian Ganz doesn’t
know. His delight and wonder in this music seem to grow, apparently without
bounds, as time goes on.” --
The Washington Post
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