Tonight’s Yuja Wang concert!
If you are a music lover, you owe it to yourself to make an effort to attend this concert. There is a huge range of music on this program. The compositional time frame is from Schubert’s time (1797-1828), to the time of Mily Balakirev (1837-1910). Venue:
- Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium); New York City.
- Thursday, December 11th at 8:00 PM
The performance Program:
- Schubert’s Sonata in A Major, D. 959;
- Three transcriptions of Schubert songs, by Franz Liszt;
- A group of works by Scriabin, among them the “Black Mass” Sonata;
- And finally, Balakirev’s Piano sonata #9, “Islamey.”
You might ask why I focus on the compositional dates: It is my opinion that these dates tell something about the capabilities of the performer. Yes, Ms. Wang has shown us her amazing Rachmaninov and her Prokofiev, but in this collection, we see her ability to present a huge range of music that spans almost 100 years.
Musical style developed and changed a lot during this time frame; and the ability of an artist to adapt one’s playing to these different styles is yet another mark of the performer’s maturity. For tickets, click HERE. Telephone:
Let me end with a video of Yuja Wang playing the Liszt transcription of Schubert’s song “Gretchen am Spinnrade”:
Marvelous, sensitive, and singing, lyrical playing!