Peter Frankl continues his 75th birthday celebration with a recital of solo piano music by Beethoven and Bartók
Frankl’s recording of Bartók on ASV was CD Review’s Record of the Month
The Yale School of Music presents a recital by pianist Peter Frankl on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Frankl will perform music of Beethoven and Bartók; his interpretations of both composers’ works have earned him wide praise. Like Bartók, Frankl is Hungarian, and his recording of Bartók’s music on the ASV label was named CD Review’s Record of the Month. In addition to Bartók’s Allegro barbaro, Three Burlesques, and Three Rondos, the program will include three Beethoven sonatas. The first half will include both sonatas from Op. 27, subtitled “Quasi una Fantasia”: the Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 27, no. 1, and the “Moonlight” Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, no. 2. The recital will conclude with Beethoven’s monumental Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111.
Frankl, who turns 75 this concert season, has been celebrating his birthday with a series of solo and ensemble performances. On April 23, he will perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the undergraduate Yale Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Toshiyuki Shimada. He has been praised by Auditorium as “not a mere pianist, but a true artist.” MORE