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Hung-Kuan Chen performs Chopin’s 24 Preludes and more Dec. 16

Hung Kuan ChenThe Horowitz Piano Series at the Yale School of Music presents a recital by acclaimed pianist Hung-Kuan Chen on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 pm.

The recital will open with one of Haydn‘s early piano sonatas, the Sonata in G major, Hob. XVI: 6. This is followed by Schubert‘s Sonata in C minor, D. 958. One of Schubert’s final works, the sonata was not published until well after the composer’s death, and is now considered one of his masterpieces.

The program will conclude with the full set of Chopin‘s beloved 24 Preludes, Op. 28. The short pieces for piano are written as a cycle which encompass all of the 24 major and minor keys.

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Published December 9, 2015
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Guitar Chamber Music December 15 features a premiere by Gulli Björnsson

yale-guitars-nyThe Yale School of Music presents Guitar Chamber Music on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30 pm. The recital will feature students in the guitar studio of Benjamin Verdery as they perform chamber works that feature the guitar in a variety of ensembles.

The program opens with Jean Françaix‘s Sonata for flute and guitar, followed by the Duo Concertant für Horn und Gitarre, Op. 5, No. 1 by the obscure nineteenth-century composer A. Corret. The program winds its way into eastern Europe for Atanas Ourkouzounov‘s Sonatina Bulgarica, and then to Chile for Javier FariasRecinto de la Piedra for four guitars.

After intermission, the concert will continue with Niccolò Paganini‘s Sonata Concertata for violin and guitar. This will be followed by the world premiere of Gulli Björnsson‘s Somewhat purty for guitar quartet and electronics.

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Published December 9, 2015
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