Sample Recital Programs

PROGRAM I
PARALLELS AND PARADOXES
An eclectic program that features fascinating juxtapositions of various genres and draws connections, both obvious and surprising, among great composers.

SCHUBERT/LISZT Der Müller und der Bach
LENNON-McCARTNEY Blackbird
SCHUBERT/LISZT  Litanei
RODGERS and HAMMERSTEIN  Edelweiss
LISZT Vallée d’Obermann           
PAGE-PLANT Stairway to Heaven
Intermission
RADIOHEAD Exit Music (For A Film)
ALBENIZ Tango from España
DEBUSSY La puerta del Vino
BRAHMS Romance in F major, op. 118, no. 5
GERSHWIN I Loves You, Porgy
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue


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PROGRAM II

AFTER A READING
This program contains pieces inspired by literature and showcases how literature and music are inextricably linked.  The performance will feature readings of related texts interspersed throughout the program.

SCHUMANN Papillons, op. 2
PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet, op. 75
LISZT Après une Lecture de Dante              
Intermission                                      
LISZT Vallée d’Obermann
DEBUSSY “Les sons et les parfums tourment dans l’air du soir”
DEBUSSY Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq. P.P.M.P.C.
DEBUSSY Ce qu’a vu le Vent d’Ouest                                                               
DEBUSSY La fille aux cheveux de lin
LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 1, “The Dance in the Village Inn”    

 

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PROGRAM III
IN RESPONSE TO SCHUBERT
This program puts the spotlight on Schubert, accompanied by response pieces to his music.

SCHUBERT Selections from Valses nobles, D. 969 and Valses sentimentales, D. 779
RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales
SCHUBERT Three Piano Pieces, D. 946
Intermission
SCHUBERT Impromptu in C minor, D. 899, No. 1
WIDMANN Idyll and Abyss: Six Schubert Reminiscences
POULENC Improvisation No. 12 “Hommage à Schubert”
RAVEL La Valse

 

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PROGRAM IV
SWAN SONGS
A program that features final masterpieces of Mozart, Schubert, Chopin and Brahms, as an exploration of their late styles. 

MOZART Adagio in B minor, K. 540
BRAHMS Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118
CHOPIN Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat major, Op. 61
Intermission
SCHUBERT Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960