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 
       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
       Ondine
       Le gibet
       Scarbo