Friday - May 06, 2022

8:00 PM

Solo Piano | Sergei Babayan

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Free Concert Preview | 7 PM
Speaker: Andrius Zlabys, pianist, featured composer

Born in Armenia into a musical family, Sergei Babayan studied piano in Moscow before leaving the USSR in 1989 and winning consecutive first prizes at the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the Hamamatsu Piano Competition, and the Scottish International Piano Competition. Today, he is regarded as a leading pianist of our time and a mentor to tomorrow’s leaders, counting Daniil Trivonov among his students.

Babayan opens the first half of his Festival program with two transcriptions: music by Bach transcribed by Busoni and works by Schubert transcribed by Liszt. In addition to works by Rachmaninoff and R. Schumann, Babayan presents the world premiere of Andrius Zlabys’ Echoes of light (2019), which was commissioned by The Gilmore.

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Genre

Solo Piano

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Duration

1.5 Hours

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / FERRUCCIO BUSONI

  • Chaconne from Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004

FRANZ SCHUBERT / FRANZ LISZT

  • Der Müller und der Bach (The Miller and the Brook) S. 565, No. 2
  • Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel) S. 558, No. 8
  • Ständchen von Shakespeare (Serenade) S. 558, No. 9
  • Aufenthalt (Resting Place) S. 560, No. 3
  • Auf dem Wasser zu singen (To be sung on the Water) S. 558, No. 2

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF

  • Étude-Tableau Op. 39 No. 5. Appassionato
  • Moment musical in E-flat Minor, Op. 16 No. 2
  • Moment musical in C Major, Op. 16 No. 6

ANDRIUS ZLABYS

  • Echoes of light (2019) - WORLD PREMIERE
  • Gilmore commission for Sergei Babayan

ROBERT SCHUMANN

  • ROBERT SCHUMANN

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