Music Matters solo & duo piano concert
Artem Belogurov & Shaunn Chai
piano four-hands & piano solo
à deux et à quatre
Ignace Moscheles Grande Sonate in Eb, Op. 47
Lyric pieces, Op. 65 & Op. 71
Andante tranquillo con variazioni, Op. 83a
This exquisite program explores every possible affect and sound of the Romantic piano. Moscheles and Mendelssohn, great pianist-composers of their day, wrote the four-hands bookends — brilliant, rarely heard masterpieces. In an unusual departure from conventional duo programming, each pianist will solo in a complete book of Grieg's haunting, lyrical Lyric Pieces. Shuann Chai and Artem Belogurov, both living in the Netherlands, are touring the American Northeast this April.
With this auspicious start, Music Matters introduces Cycles! — integral traversals of a single music genre over one or more seasons. We will present all ten books of the Lyric Pieces in the course of 2017-2018.
Suggested donation $10.