From Liszt to Lisitsa

Valentina Lisitsa, Piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Thursday, August 18, 2011
6:00 PM
Gates Open
7:00 PM
Concert Starts
$10 reserved
No Lawn tickets

Program

Mozart: Fantasy in C Minor, K.475
Chopin: 7 Nocturnes
    Op. 55, No. 1 in F Minor
    Op. 15, No. 1 in F Major
    Op. 27, No. 1 in C-sharp Minor
    Op. 15, No. 2 in F Sharp Major
    Op. 48, No. 1 in C Minor
    Op. 27, No. 2 in D-flat Major
    Op. 9, No. 2 in E-flat Major
Godowsky: Symphonic Metamorphosis on  J. Strauss’s “ Die Fledermaus”
Schubert/arr. Liszt: Gute nacht
  Das Mädchens Klage
  Der Doppelgänger
  Erlkönig
  Der Müller und der Bach
  Ständchen
Schubert: Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op. 142, No. 3
Liszt: Totentanz for solo piano

About The Artist

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Valentina Lisitsa has won ovations and rave reviews ever since her 1995 American debut at Lincoln Center. “To put it simply,” according to Britain’s Sun, “Lisitsa is a gigantic talent. She has infallible fingers, imagination and a control of dynamics— from the softest to the loudest sounds— little short of electrifying.” Her program reflects a Lisztian sensibility, from Mozart (to whom the young Liszt was compared) to his great colleague Chopin and arrangements of Schubert songs, which Liszt admired and promoted. She concludes with an interpretation of Liszt’s own awesome Totentanz that La Presse called “15 minutes of a pianistic deployment beyond any imagination.”