Arnaldo Cohen & Nareh Arghamanyan

Sunday, November 14, 2010 | 7:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater


“An intrepid explorer and immaculate pianist” (Gramophone), the Brazilian-born Cohen met Ursuleasa at the 2001 Chopin Competition, in Warsaw, where he was a judge and the 23-year-old Romanian blew him away. Now the two team up for a rare four-hand recital, with his “visceral punch” (Chicago Tribune) and her “speedy fingers and impressive technique” (Seattle Times) combining to interpret works by Mozart, Schubert, Barber, Ravel, and Dvořák.

PROGRAM:
MOZART: Sonata in D Major, K. 381
SCHUBERT: Fantasy in F Minor, D. 940
BARBER: From “Souvenirs”, Op. 28
RAVEL: Ma Mere L’oye
DVORAK: Two Slavonic Dances: Op. 72, No. 2 in E Minor & Op. 46, No. 1 in C Major

 

“From the first chord on, it was clear that [Arghamanyan] was an artist to be reckoned with. She has a big technique, but her playing was not just about technique—it was also about playing the music. Her playing was as poetic and it was prodigious technically.”
La Scena Musicale (Canada)

“Cohen produces a big sound that…is capable of any kind of nuance…He has a world-class technique.”
New York Times

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