Misha and Cipa Dichter and The Harlem String Quartet

Misha Dichter, Piano
Cipa Dichter, Piano
Harlem String Quartet +

Martin Theatre
Thursday, July 28, 2011
5:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
6:00 PM
Public Gates Open
9:00 PM
Concert Starts
$60/40 reserved
$10 lawn

About The Artist

Although world records in athletic events have been routinely broken with the passing of time, the level of keyboard virtuosity attained by Franz Liszt in the 19th century has never been—and probably never will be—surpassed. Husband-and-wife piano team of Misha and Cipa Dichter together will tackle two of Liszt’s works arranged for two pianos, including the iconic symphonic poem Les préludes, which listeners of a certain age will instantly recognize as the theme music of the old “Flash Gordon” movie serials. Misha then takes center stage for some of Liszt’s incomparable solo works and is joined by the Harlem String Quartet for Schumann’s grand Piano Quintet, the work that created a rift between Schumann and Liszt, when the latter criticized the work as “too much in the Leipzig manner”—a reference to the division between the progressive composers of theWeimar school and their more conservative colleagues.

Program Notes

Liszt: Les Préludes for two pianos
  Concerto Pathétique for two pianos
  Harmonies poétique et religieuses, No. 7 (“Funeráilles”)
  La lugubre gondola (“The Funeral Gondola”) S.200/2
  Valse Impromptu in A-flat Major, S. 213
  Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A Minor ("Rákóczy March")
Turina: La oración del torero
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
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