National Philharmonic: Brian Ganz Plays Chopin

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8pm

The Music Center

National Philharmonic:
Brian Ganz Plays Chopin:
A Young Genius


3 Nocturnes, Op. 9
12 Etudes, Op. 10
Introduction and Variations on a German Air ("Der Schweizerbub"), Op. Posth. 
Polonaises in A-flat Major and G-sharp minor, Op. Posth. 
Mazurkas in G Major and D major, Op. Posth. 

Renowned pianist Brian Ganz continues his journey through the complete works of Fryderyk Chopin with a celebration of the composer's youthful creations. Among the early works featured will be the composer's 12 Etudes, Op. 10. These masterful gems (some composed when Chopin was only a teenager) have set the standard for demanding technical studies that are also works of great beauty and originality. Also on the program are three nocturnes, including the beloved E-flat Major, and several youthful polonaises and mazurkas. A refreshingly elegant set of variations Chopin composed on the German air “Der Schweizerbub" rounds out the evening.

“There isn’t much about Chopin that Brian Ganz doesn’t know. His delight and wonder in this music seem to grow, apparently without bounds, as time goes on.” --The Washington Post

This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

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