Take a glance at the works pianist Aaron Diehl has planned for his Corvallis concert – works by Roland Hanna, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington, among others – and you get the idea that Diehl plans an exploration of the huge role Black pianists played in the development of American jazz. And […]
For South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son, the sonata for piano is “one of the most ultimate forms of classical music.” But the sonata (a composition, usually for a solo instrument or small ensemble, that typically consists of two to four movements) comes in all shapes and sizes – after all, composers have been writing
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Re-imaginings: A Virtual Piano Festival will begin on this website in September.
Recent Steinway Piano Series concerts have showcased the forms of piano sonata and piano variations. In this blog, we have discussed the sonata form as a sort of “hero’s journey,” with variations as more of a kaleidoscopic, transformative exploration of a melody. Now we have another form to consider, as Yulianna Avdeeva ushers in our
Five years ago, after being wowed by Conrad Tao’s performance, Curtis and I had the great fortune to spend some time afterward with this marvelous pianist. In these moments, we were able to glean some insight into his thoughts on music. Subsequently, Curtis followed him closely on YouTube, in the New York Times, and elsewhere
“[Everyone] knew he had an utterly spectacular technique on the Horowitz-Bolet stratospheric level, that he was a serious musician who was all but unapproachable in certain aspects of the literature, especially Liszt…[whom] he was playing long before it again became fashionable to do so.” In his wonderful book, Harold Schonberg wrote these words about the
2018 – 2019 season Steinway Series Yeol Eum Son – Sunday, April 14, 2019 Jeremy Denk – January, February 13, 2019 Lukáš Vondráče – Sunday, November 4, 2018 2017 – 2018 season Steinway Series Natasha Paremski – Sunday, November 5, 2017 Garrick Ohlsson – Sunday, February 18, 2018 Vadym Kholodenko – Sunday, April 29, 2018 Other Performances Carnival of the Animals – Children’s
Based on the fortuitous programming of the eminent pianists who have performed on the Steinway Series, recent blog posts have had the opportunity to muse on the musical forms piano sonata and piano variations prior to concerts featuring those kinds of works. Yeol Eum Son’s upcoming program, which promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of beauty, presents