Chopin: Recollections of Home

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 8pm

Note: No pre-concert lecture

Brian Ganz, piano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano

The program will include:

7 Songs from Op. 74
2 Songs, Op. Posth.
3 Mazurkas, Op. 56
4 Mazurkas, Op. 41
Polonaise in B-flat minor, Op. Posth.
Polonaise in E-flat minor, Op. 26, No. 2
Etude in E major, Op. 10, No. 3
Allegro de Concert, Op. 6

Join pianist Brian Ganz and Polish mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór for the 9th recital in Ganz’s journey through the beloved Romantic composer’s complete works! Frédéric Chopin was without question the greatest Polish composer of all time. Although he spent only the first half of his life in Poland, much of his music reveals his deep love for- and connection to- his homeland. Mr. Ganz and Ms. Wór present works that give expression to this profound connection. Featured will be the Polish dances for solo piano that Chopin composed throughout his life, Polonaises and Mazurkas; the work he said he would first perform in an independent Poland, the rarely heard Allegro de Concert; and the songs he composed setting the work of the great Polish poets of his time. All of these pieces reveal how Chopin himself became the spirit of Poland.

Kids age 7-17 are free. Visit nationalphilharmonic.org or visit/call the
Strathmore Ticket Office 301-581-5100.

“One comes away from a recital by pianist Brian Ganz not only exhilarated by the power of the performance, but also moved by his search for artistic truth.”
– The Washington Post

“Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór “almost stole the show as a well-defined and well-sung Suzuki [in Madame Butterfly].”
— The Washington Post



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