Sold-out Carnegie Hall Recital
May 04, 2019
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Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski makes his Carnegie Hall debut showcasing the work of Karol Rathaus, a Polish exiled composer who settled in New York soon after his works were banned by the Nazis.

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Rathaus’s third piano sonata joins the works of two other émigré composers—Handel and Chopin. Wnukowski recently released a recording of solo piano works by Karol Rathaus on the Toccata Classics label.

May 3 at 8pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

HANDEL Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432
RATHAUS Sonata No. 3, Op. 20
CHOPIN Twenty-Four Preludes, Op. 28

$20 Student/Senior
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Rachmaninoff's Elegie Op. 3 (opening)

A brief history of this work:
This was one of the first works Rachmaninoff had performed in his public debut as a concert pianist in 1862, soon after graduating from the Moscow Conservatory. For this concert, he was earned a total of 50 rubles, or about 65 cents in today's money!

Elegie is of a funereal character and very much an extension of Chopin's style of piano writing, with an arpeggiated bass and bel canto treble line. However, it consistently makes wider use of the keyboard in the bass register and is darker in character, while exploring a unique harmonic relationship based on the tritone between E-flat7 and A7 in the climax.
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