Pedja Muzijevic, Piano
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|Haydn:||Keyboard Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:40|
|Schumann:||Novellette in F-sharp Minor, Op. 21, No. 8|
|Chopin:||Twenty-four Preludes Op. 28|
Deemed “a virtuoso with formidable fingers and a musician with fiercely original ideas about the music he plays” by London’s Financial Times, Pedja Muzijevic goes head-to-head with another original musical mind: John Cage. The composer conceived The Seasons as ballet music for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, of which he was music director, shortly after he became immersed in the emotionality and tranquility of Indian music and philosophy. A similar range of aesthetics can also be found in Chopin’s Preludes, performed complete, and Schumann’s Novelletten, represented by the tender Novellette No. 8.
This year’s Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short Subject, The Lady in Number 6, will be screened in Bennett Gordon Hall at 4:45 p.m. with free general admission to ticket holders for this evening’s concert. Ravinia thanks Arlene and Keith Bronstein & Family for their generosity in helping present this award-winning documentary.