Alexandra Silocea

$10 BGH Classics

Alexandra Silocea, Piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Monday, September 1, 2014
5:00 PM
Gates Open
6:00 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $10
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Program

Beethoven:   Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”)
Debussy:   Reflets dans l’eau from Images, Set 1
Poisson d’or from Images, Set 2
Liszt:   Nuages gris, S. 199
Orage, S. 160, No. 5
Ravel:   Jeux d’eau
Liszt:   Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este, S. 163, No. 4
Debussy:   L’isle joyeuse
Schubert/arr. Liszt:   Der Müller und der Bach, D. 795, No. 19
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D. 774
Liszt:   Variations on a Theme from Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen by J.S. Bach, S. 180

Though the Impressionist painters were content with still water, Liszt, Debussy and Ravel also found inspiration in driving storms and in the vivacious life that surrounds and inhabits water. Such gentleness and force could be harnessed by a full orchestra, but each composer divined how the natural world might be evoked by a single piano. Alexandra Silocea captured these sonorities on her recent Sound Waves album, which Gramophone magazine called “a satisfying fusion of power, suppleness and breadth,” recounted here and foreshadowed by Beethoven’s thunderous “Waldstein” Sonata.