Duke Performances

Murray Perahia, Piano

Friday, April 29, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Baldwin Auditorium


The Piano Recital Series closes with three-time GRAMMY-winning concert pianist Murray Perahia. As the protégé of Vladimir Horowitz, Perahia developed a sound that is at once stately and incendiary, taking bold interpretive liberties without sacrificing precision, poise, or fidelity to the score. He has earned nine Gramophone Awards over thirty years for his recordings of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin — composers who form the core of his repertoire.

Perahia — who holds an honorary doctorate from Duke — has been performing on campus since his early twenties. The Chicago Tribune raved, “the commanding insights he brings to the essential keyboard repertory are more than enough to breathe freshness and distinction into works we’ve heard many times before, but seldom played at this inspired level.”

Program

Haydn: Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6
Mozart: Sonata No. 8 in A Minor
Brahms: Ballade in G Minor, op. 118, no. 3
Brahms: Intermezzo in C Major, op. 119, no. 3
Brahms: Intermezzo in E Minor, op. 119, no. 2
Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, op. 118, no. 2
Brahms: Capriccio in D Minor, op. 116, no. 1
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”)

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