$10 BGH Classics series
Anna Fedorova, Piano
Ticket and Dining Package: $50
No lawn sales
Dining Package: You can make the concert a complete evening out when you purchase the concert/dining package for $50 per person. This convenient package comes complete with dinner in the Freehling Room before the performance in Bennett Gordon Hall. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
|Beethoven:||Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor (“Moonlight”)|
|Chopin:||Fantasy in F minor/A-flat major|
|Scriabin:||Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor (“Sonata-Fantasy”)|
|Mozart:||Fantasy in D minor|
|Schumann:||Fantasy in C major|
|Horowitz:||Variations on a Theme from Bizet’s Carmen|
One might most closely musical improvisation with various genres of jazz, but in fact it has been close to the heart of classical music for centuries, especially for the piano and its predecessors, in the form of the fantasy. Anna Fedorova returns to Ravinia to voice some of the greatest utterances of this free flowing of imagination and emotion, from the gravitic melodrama of Mozart’s D-minor fantasy to the grandiose melodic expanses from masters of miniature—Chopin’s at turns intensely passionate and solemnly noble, and Schumann’s a majestic ode to Beethoven. The Rubinstein Memoriam Competition winner will also shine on Beethoven’s beloved, ruminative “Moonlight” Sonata, as well as Scriabin’s stormy Second Sonata, both intricately woven with plush, Romantic fantasy. She ends as Horowitz might have such a program, with his fantastic variations on the “Gypsy Dance” from Bizet’s Carmen.