Bard Music Festival Presents
Program Eight • The Piano and Its Protagonists
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
Program Eight shines a light on the grueling touring careers of Rachmaninoff and other virtuoso pianists. Examples of the pieces he transcribed and recorded by past masters Bach and Handel rub shoulders with other of the works he continually felt compelled to learn and arrange to keep expanding his repertoire.
These include selections by his teachers Taneyev and Alexander Siloti, as well as by German composer-pianist Adolf von Henselt, another key influence. Also featured are works from the performing repertoires of such prominent pianist-composers as Paderewski, Rubinstein and Godowsky, as well as Rachmaninoff’s own Variations on a Theme of Chopin, which honors the pianist-composer who inspired them all.
1 pm Preconcert Talk
1:30 pm Performance: Michael Brown, Piers Lane & Artem Yasynskyy, piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22 (1902–3)
Piano Works by George Frederic Handel (1685–1759); J. S. Bach (1685–1750); Adolf von Henselt (1814–89); Anton Rubinstein (1829–94); Sergei Taneyev (1856–1915); Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860–1941); Alexander Siloti (1863–1945); Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938); and Nikolai Medtner (1880–1951)
For more information, call 845-758-7900, e-mail [email protected],
or visit https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/the-piano-and-its-protagonists/.
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Olin Hall