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Evelyn Chen Performs Works of Schumann, Liszt and Chopin at Bruno Walter Auditorium

Saturday October 6, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

In 1831, Robert Schumann, writing as a music journalist, launched Frédéric Chopin’s international career with “Hats off, gentlemen! A genius.” In 1863, Franz Liszt, mourning Chopin’s death, penned a surprising biography of his rival, proclaiming him “Poet of a mournful soul.” In the twentieth century, Chopin’s music haunted the imagination of choreographer Jerome Robbins, who returned again and again to the Romantic composer’s Mazurkas, Waltzes, and Nocturnes in ballet masterworks like Dances at a Gathering. Internationally acclaimed pianist Evelyn Chen performs and curates the first in a series of afternoon concerts, inspired by Jerome Robbins’ love of music. A recital of chamber masterworks by Schumann, Liszt, and Chopin, is prelude to a screening of performance and rehearsal footage of Robbins’ Other Dances, an intimate set of Chopin ballet duets, first presented at a Library benefit performance in 1976.

Program:

Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6

Liszt Variations on a theme of Bach “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen”

Chopin
Mazurka, op. 17, no. 4
Mazurka, op. 41, no. 3
Waltz, op. 64, no. 3
Mazurka, op. 63, no. 2
Mazurka, op. 33, no. 2

Details

Date:
Saturday October 6, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/10/06/other-dances-love-chopin

Venue

Bruno Walter Auditorium
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Phone:
917.275.6975
Website:
https://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa