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Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Olivier Music Barn, 6:30 PM

Pre-concert talk: 5:00 PM, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF:
Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5
Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12
Prelude in B Minor, Op. 32, No. 10
Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5
Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 2

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, “Waldstein”

Allegro con brio
Introduzione: Adagio molto
Rondo: Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo

INTERMISSION

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Scherzo in B-flat Minor, Op. 31, No. 2

MAURICE RAVEL: Gaspard de la nuit
Ondine
Le Gibet
Scarbo

FRANZ LISZT: Rhapsodie espagnole, S. 254

Description

Ukrainian-American pianist Valentina Lisitsa is one of the great exemplars of Russian virtuosity and innovative individualism. A critic for The Washington Post Online wrote, “I was impressed, sometimes dazzled and sometimes even taken aback by the ferocity of her fortissimos. And she is also a delicate, sensitive, fluid player who can ripple gently over the keys with the unctuous smoothness of oil.” During her Tippet Rise debut, Lisitsa will showcase works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Mussorgsky.