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.
Although Chopin’s art is almost entirely dedicated to music for solo piano, it has been enormously influential, and to this day is astonishingly well known and beloved.
Join Susan Waterfall and an array of exceptional Festival musicians for four days of lectures and narrated concerts about Frédéric Chopin’s life and music.
“Waterfall’s productions always present exciting, absorbing playing of great music, but are also rare, distinctive examples of what can be called music education, though they’re more conversational, truly a sharing of perspective, interest, anecdote. There’s a sense of immediacy to her delivery, weaving in and out of the playing, an intimately conceived present awareness of this heritage. It’s something unique that needs to be experienced.” Ken Bullock, Berkeley Daily Planet