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Koret Recital Series, Simon Trpceski, piano, April 14, 2013, Patron Sponsor: Bernice Greene


German Dances, D. 783
Fantasy in C major, D. 760 (Wanderer Fantasy)

Prelude and Fugue in A minor (after J. S. Bach); Soirées de Vienne: Valses caprices d'après Schubert, S. 427, Nos. 5–7; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor

Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski has established himself as one of the most remarkable young musicians to have emerged in recent years. Possessed of dazzling technique, he can also be powerfully moving in lyrical moments. His powerhouse program features Liszt's virtuosic Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Schubert's epic Wanderer Fantasy, the composer's most technically demanding composition for the instrument. "This is subtle, clever, imaginative pianism of the very highest quality" (The Independent, London).

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Education & Community Events: Pre-Performance Talk
A Lively Presentation in conjunction with the recital by Simon Trpčeski, piano
Sun, Apr 14, 1:30–2:30 pm
Morrison 125
Free and open to the public

"Resurrection and Seduction from Schubert to Liszt"

Join us for a lively pre-concert talk given by students of Pianism 2013 course taught by Nicholas Mathew and James Davies, who have been collaborating this spring in an upper-level seminar for Cal's music majors. Pianism 2013 will consider Liszt's role in the reinvigoration and canonization of Schubert's music, exploring the Wanderer Fantasy, shifting attitudes towards performance, the rise of the public piano recital, and more.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

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