The Yale School of Music opens the 2012—2013 season of the Horowitz Piano Series with a recital by the “untiring, passionate, and poetic” (Classics Today) pianist Wei-Yi Yang on Wednesday, October 10.
The centerpiece of the program is Enrique Granados’s masterful Goyescas, a neo-Romantic piano suite inspired by the work of the Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Goyescas exemplifies Granados’s ornamental style, uniquely colored by nationalist folk melodies. The performance will be accompanied by projections of Goya’s art.
Music of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, French composers inspired by the sonorities of Spain, will bookend the Goyescas. Yang will open his recital with Debussy’s “…La serenade interrompue” (The Interrupted Serenade), from the composer’s Preludes, Book I. Concluding the program is Ravel’s “Alborada del Gracioso” (Dawn Song of the Jester), whose rhythms and chords mimic the sound of Spanish guitars.
The concert takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College St., New Haven. The Horowitz Piano Series is directed by Boris Berman.