Brian Ganz Plays Chopin: A Young Genius
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
National Philharmonic at Strathmore
Renowned pianist Brian Ganz continues his journey through the complete works of Fryderyk Chopin with a celebration of the composer's youthful creations. Among the early works featured will be the composer's 12 Etudes, Op. 10. These masterful gems (some composed when Chopin was only a teenager) have set the standard for demanding technical studies that are also works of great beauty and originality. Also on the program: 3 Nocturnes, Op. 9, including the beloved E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2. Several youthful polonaises and mazurkas, plus a refreshingly elegant set of variations Chopin composed on the German air “ Der Schweizerbub," round out the evening.