Album for Friends is a full solo piano recital featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel. Each work or collection of pieces by a specific composer explores the theme of companionship in its various aspects: greetings, farewells, love and rejection.
The performance of these works requires extensive pianistic familiarity as well as a maturity of musical understanding and emotion. The entirety of the program seeks to demonstrate the universality of certain humanistic themes in music across centuries, as well as convey the power of the sincerity of music. The performance is free and open to the public.
J S Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C major from
the Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2
Beethoven: Sonata no. 26 in Eb Op. 81a “Les Adieux”
Chopin: Barcarolle in F# Op. 60
Chopin: Étude in F Op. 10 no. 8
Chopin: Étude in C#m Op. 25. no. 7
Ravel: Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit
Ravel: Oiseaux Tristes from Miroirs
Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso from Miroirs