The Bax-Chung-Program of music by Rachmaninov, Lizst, Stravinsky, and Piazzolla will leave us all spellbound after hearing these fabulous artists. This concert will be presented to our MATINÉE MUSICALE audience on May 2, 2013 in lieu of October 30, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at The Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson.
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ALESSIO BAX, piano
LUCILLE CHUNG, piano
Matinee Musicale, Cincinnati, Ohio—May 2, 2013
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Petrouchka Igor Stravinsky
***Original transcription for four hands (1882-1971)
1. The Shrove-Tide Fair
2. Russian Dance
4. The Blackamoor
5. Waltz (Blackamoor and Ballerina)
6. The Shrove-Tide Fair (Towards Evening)
7. Wet-Nurses’ Dance
8. Peasant with Bear
9. Gypsies and a Rake Vendor
10. Dance of the Coachmen
12. The Scuffle (Blackamoor and Petrushhka)
13. Death of Petrushka
14. Police and the Juggler
15. Apparition of Petrushka’s Double
Prelude in C-sharp Minor for the left hand, Op. 9, No. 1 Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
***performed by Alessio Bax
Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 2. 1, No. 1
Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 2 Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Prelude op. 11, no. 21 in B-flat major Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
by Lucille Chung
Prelude Op. 11, No 14 in E-flat Minor
Etudes from Book 2 György Ligeti (1923-2006)
***performed by Lucille Chung
Three Tangos (arr. by Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung for four hands) Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Lo que vendra
Milonga del angel
Alessio Bax is a Steinway Artist. Recordings: Signum, Warner Classics
Lucille Chung is a Steinway Artist. Recordings: Dynamic, Disques XXI/Universal
02/20/2013 – PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ARTIST.
REPRESENTATION BY BARRETT VANTAGE ARTISTS, NEW YORK, NY
We are honored to have these exceptional artists perform their Bax-Chung-Program on May 2, 2013 during our 100th Concert Season.
Refreshments will be served following the performance. Please help yourselves to the delectable treats while visiting with our performers.
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Sergei Rachmaninov's use of unusually widely spaced bell-like sounding chords occur in many of his pieces. Listen for lush melodic passages in this composer's music that was composed during what became known as the Romantic era in music.
Scriabin's works, since his death in 1970, have rarely been performed until recent years. Enjoy Mr. Bax and Ms. Chung's interpretations. They will each perform two of Scriabin's pieces.
Igor Stravinsky was a 20th century composer. He composed Petrushka for the Russian ballet orchestra during 1910-11. It is a story of a Russian puppet, Petrushka, made of straw who comes to life and develops emotions. Listen for the C major and F♯ major triads played together. This is a a bi-tonal device announcing Petrushka's appearance.
Astor Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer who played the bandoneón. He revolutionized the tango by combining elements of jazz with classical music elements. This style was known as nuevo tango which fused extended harmonies with dissonance and counterpoint. His compositions were widely accepted and are very exciting to hear and play.