The Horowitz Piano Series at the Yale School of Music presents a recital by the pianist Boris Berman on Wednesday, March 26 at 8 pm. Berman, acclaimed for both virtuosity and musicality, will perform late piano pieces by Johannes Brahms.
The concert will begin with the Seven Fantasias, Op. 116. Mr. Berman will then perform Three Intermezzos, Op. 117 and Six Pieces for Piano, Op 118. The concert will conclude with Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119. These late pieces represent the culmination of Brahms’ romanticism.
Berman will also play the Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19 by Arnold Schoenberg, who saw himself as a successor to Brahms' Romantic tradition.
This concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven. Tickets start at $12, $6 with student ID.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.
About Boris Berman
Boris Berman, piano, is well known to the audiences of close to fifty countries on six continents. He regularly appears with leading orchestras, on major recital series, and in important festivals. He studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the distinguished pianist Lev Oborin. An active recording artist and a Grammy nominee, Mr. Berman was the first pianist to record the complete solo works by Prokofiev (Chandos). Other acclaimed releases include all piano sonatas by Alexander Scriabin (Music and Arts) and a recital of Shostakovich piano works (Ottavo), which received the Edison Classic Award in Holland, the Dutch equivalent of the Grammy. The re- cording of three Prokofiev concertos with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi conducting (Chandos), was named the Compact Disc of the Month by CD Review. Other recordings include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Weber, Debussy, Stravinsky, Schnittke, Shostakovich, Joplin, and Cage. In 1984, Mr. Berman joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music, where he is professor of piano, coordinator of the Piano department, and Music Director of the Horowitz Piano Series. He also gives master classes throughout the world, and in 2005 he was given the title of honorary professor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2000, Yale University Press published Mr. Berman’s Notes from the Pianist’s Bench; since then, the book has been translated into several languages. In 2008, the same publisher released Mr. Berman’s new book Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer.