Duke Performances

Awadagin Pratt

Friday, October 2, 2009 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater


Winner of an unprecedented triple award at the Naumburg Competition, Pratt is a musical risk-taker who as a young superstar used big pieces to shift into “a spectacular form of pianistic overdrive” (Baltimore Sun).  Now 42, his fierce proficiency is tempered by the nuance maturity brings, as dazzling passages emphasize moments of subtle introspection.

Additional Events:
Master Class with Awadagin Pratt
Thursday, October 1, 2009 • 5 pm
Baldwin Auditorium

 

“A hot young pianist with a big sound and a knack for tackling fast, risky passages.”
New York Times

Program

Haydn: Sonata in E Major, Hob. 13
Haydn: Sonata in B-flat Major, Hob. 41
Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110
César Franck: Prelude, Fugue, and Variations, Op. 18 (Transcribed by Harold Bauer)
Liszt: Sonata in B minor

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