Rafał Blechacz

Rafał Blechacz
Performance Date: Fri, May 10th 13 Directions Tickets
Doors Open: 6:45 pm
Ticket Price: $75 | $55 | $25
Venue Name: MCASD Sherwood Auditorium

Performance 8:00 PM
J.S. BACH Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827
BEETHOVEN  Piano Sonata in D Major, Opus 10, No. 3
CHOPIN Two Polonaises, Opus 40
  Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Opus 39
SZYMANOWSKI Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, Opus 8

Prelude 7:00 PM

Lecture by Steven Cassedy

Polish folk music dressed up, from Chopin to Szymanowski
Many composers who drew on their own ethnic traditions transformed those traditions for their contemporary audiences. Just as Chopin's Polonaises betray the influence of his non-Polish romantic predecessors, Szymanowski took his native traditions and heavily mixed them with traces of music from composers as diverse as Wagner, Richard Strauss, Scriabin and Debussy.


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