Graduation Recital: Szuyu Su, piano

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 
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Mazurkas, Op. 63
ISAAC ALBÉNIZ “Triana,” from Iberia
BÉLA BARTÓK Out of Doors
CHOPIN Nocturne in B major, Op. 62, No. 1
MAURICE RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit