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June 18, 2021
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A part of the ArtePiano Series on CityMusic Live, this musical journey through
various historical periods contains works that portray the idea of "images"
in music in very different ways. Chopin's Preludes are a one-of-a-kind
collection of twenty-four relatively short pieces, each of which can be
considered an image itself. According to Jeffrey Kresky, each of them portrays
and explores not only a different key, but also a different mood. As a cycle,
they come together in an especially connected manner, such that the whole
opus is truly more than just a sum of its parts.
The E-flat Major Sonata by Beethoven, with its title "quasi una fantasia" and
its four intertwined movements, each with a different character, conjures up
images in a differend, perhaps more abstract manner. Finally, the Petrouchka
Suite by Stravinsky is a transcription of a ballet, so the images contained in it
are much more tangible and follow the actual plot of the ballet involving
puppets brought to life at the Saint Petersburg Shrovetide Fair ("Maslenitsa").
24 Préludes, op. 28
L. v. Beethoven:
Sonata in E-Flat Major, op. 27 no. 1
Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka