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July 2018
$15 – $30

Chopin: Dreams and Memories of a Lost Homeland; Multimedia Lecture by Susan Waterfall.

July 15 at 2:30 PM

Chopin Series Opening Presentation Susan Waterfall’s multimedia exploration of Frederic Chopin’s life and times (1810-1849) will explore his early years as a musical prodigy in Warsaw, and his last 19 years as a popular composer and piano virtuoso in Paris.  Chopin’s dedication to Bach, Mozart, Italian opera, and traditional Polish music and his relationships with Schumann, Liszt, George Sand, Delacroix, and Mickiewicz will be discussed.  Learn about Chopin’s invention and development of musical genres such as the prelude, the ballade,…

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$15 – $30

Chopin 2: Susan Waterfall, Miles Graber, David Kadarauch

July 16 at 2:30 PM

Susan Waterfall will discuss and perform a selection of Chopin’s  Mazurkas,  the dance genre where he refined his mastery of the folk idiom and launched his most daring compositional experiments. Susan will also play Chopin’s Barcarolle, Opus 60, and touch on its special place both in Chopin’s output. and as a source for the future pianism of Faure and Debussy. David Kadarauch, cello, and Miles Graber, piano, will perform Chopin’s Cello Sonata Opus 65. Chopin’s final masterpiece was performed at…

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Chopin 3, Piano Series: John Novacek

July 17 at 2:30 PM

Piano Series, with continued focus on Chopin In his recital for the Piano Series,  John Novacek has chosen examples from four important Chopin genres: the etude, the nocturne, the impromptu, and the ballade. Chopin’s Etude in A-flat Major, Nocturne No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat Major, and Ballade No. 1 in G minor. Mozart’s Rondo in A minor, K. 511, Messaien’s Le baiser de l’enfant-Jésus, and Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3 and Rhapsodie espagnole, S.254.

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Chopin 4, Piano Series: Spencer Myer

July 18 at 2:30 PM

Piano Series, with continued focus on Chopin In his recital for the Piano Series Spencer Myer will play, among other works, the Four Scherzi of Chopin. Haydn’s Keyboard Sonata in E Major, Hob. XVI: 31; Debussy’s Estampes and L’isle joyeuse; and all four of Chopin’s scherzi: No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20; No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31; No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 39; and No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54.

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