Brian Ganz Chopin Piano Recital

by Public User Archive

Pianist Brian Ganz, prizewinner in the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium and the Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud (Paris) International Piano Competitions, will perform the lush music of the Polish Romantic composer Fryderyk Chopin in this inaugural recital of a multi year project in which he will play the composer’s
complete works. The recital will include the first works Chopin ever composed (a pair of polonaises, at age 7), an early waltz and mazurka, and the rarely heard Rondo in C minor, Op. 1, written when he was 15. Mr. Ganz will also play such beloved favorites as the second scherzo, the Polonaise in A flat (“Heroic”) and the great “Funeral March” sonata. The Washington Post has written: “There isn’t much about Chopin that Brian Ganz doesn’t know. The pianist has explored the nocturnes, the etudes, the sonatas and concertos and the rest in concerts, master classes and recordings for years now. His delight and wonder in this music seems to grow, apparently without bounds, as time goes on.” Come share the wonder!

Waltz in E flat, Op. 18 Early Polonaises, Waltz, Mazurka
Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 (“Funeral March”) Mazurka in A minor (without opus)
Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31 2 Nocturnes, Op. 55
Rondo in C minor, Op. 1 Polonaise in A flat (“Heroic”), Op. 53

Date: January 22, 2011

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: The Music Center at Strathmore

Attire: Casual

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