Nelson Freire: Beloved Brazilian Pianist Performs Live
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The last date listed for Pianist Nelson Freire was Sunday November 17, 2013 / 5:30pm.
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One of the greatest string ensembles now performing and recording, the Belcea Quartet is no stranger to high praise. Recent performances in London caused a sensation with The Guardian gushing that they "[seized] the music's energy, shocking us out of our seats with every fortissimo." Now, following a sensational 2009 Shriver Hall debut, the Quartet returns to Baltimore with its signature energy and excitement. Led by virtuosa Corina Belcea playing the very first violin Stradivarius ever carved (the famed "1666 Strad"), the group will perform a captivating program of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Learn More
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Freire was absolutely phenomenal, piano playing in a grand old style that's rare to hear these days. I especially loved the Mozart piano sonata that he's been playing since he was 5 and played as if for the first time. A once-in-a-lifetime...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“ … in the age … when overt showmanship reaps big rewards and grabs lots of attention, the Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire offers a gentle reminder that decorous piano playing and interpretive depth have an irresistible power all their own." —The New York Times
“One of the most exciting pianists to emerge in the Rubinstein succession. … This is one of the biggest natural talents for the keyboard …”__ —Boston Globe__**__ __**
Attend a lecture by Dr. Richard Giarusso at 4:30pm in the Clipper Room upstairs from the Shriver hall lobby.
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Andante for Piano in F Major, WoO 57 “Andante favori”
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
II.Arietta: Adagio molto semplice cantabile
Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
II.La soirée dans Grenade
III.Jardins sous la pluie
Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849)
Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57
Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
Program is current at time of publication, but subject to change.