Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Photo: Solungga Liu

Coolidge Auditorium

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Pianist Solungga Liu performs music drawn almost entirely from the manuscript collections at the Library of Congress. Among her specialties is the music of Charles Griffes, an underappreciated American composer of vital music that bridged the worlds of Romanticism and Impressionism. Included in the program is Griffes’ transcription of Les parfums de la nuit by Claude Debussy--a transcription once thought lost, but present in manuscript at the Library. The sesquicentennial of the birth of composer Amy Beach will be celebrated with the performance of two evocative piano works, including the Ballade. Liu will also perform one of the Library’s great treasures by César Franck: the Prélude, choral et fugue.


Selections from the Three Tone-Pictures, op. 5
1. The Lake at the Evening
3. Night Winds

Fantasy Pieces, op. 6
1. Barcarolle
2. Notturno
3. Scherzo

Selections from Roman Sketches, op. 7
1. The White Peacock
4. Clouds


from Images:
II. Ibéria
Les parfums de la nuit


The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan


Ballade, op. 6
Four Sketches: III. Dreaming, op. 15/3


Prélude, choral et fugue

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE - “The Piano Music of Charles Griffes”
12:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

David Plylar, Music Division

11:00 AM - #Declassified: “Amy Beach at 150” (ticketed separately)
Caitlin Miller
, Music Division