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Graduation Recital: Szuyu Su, piano

April 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer: Curtis Institute of Music

Where: Curtis Institute of Music


Pianist Szuyu Su opens her recital with Ludwig van Beethoven’s transcendent Sonata No. 32 in C minor. Beethoven’s last sonata, this groundbreaking work delights in contrasts of boldness and introversion. Frédéric Chopin composed the three mazurkas of his Opus 63 during a tumultuous split with his partner, the writer George Sand. The joy of their union and the grief of their parting is reflected in these pieces. Following evocative miniatures by Isaac Albéniz and Béla Bartók and one of Chopin’s nocturnes, the program concludes with Maurice Ravel’s fiendishly difficult Gaspard de la nuit.


Program (subject to change)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN       Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
     Maestoso—Allegro con brio ed appassionato
     Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Mazurkas, Op. 63
     Mazurka No. 1 in B major
     Mazurka No. 2 in F minor
     Mazurka No. 3 in C-sharp minor
ISAAC ALBÉNIZ “Triana,” from Iberia
BÉLA BARTÓK Out of Doors
     With Drums and Pipes: Pesante
     Barcarolla: Andante
     Musettes: Moderato
     Musiques nocturnes: Lento
     The Chase: Presto
CHOPIN Nocturne in B major, Op. 62, No. 1
MAURICE RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit
     Le gibet


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