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Alexander Melnikov, Piano and Andreas Staier, Piano

When

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT

Where

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

Concert Classics Series

About the Event

Back in 2016, Alexander Melnikov came to PUC and played a 3-hour program of the complete preludes and fugues of Shostakovich that left the audience with jaws squarely on the floor (his recording of the works was named one of the “50 Greatest Recordings of All Time” by BBC Music Magazine). Now he returns with good friend and fellow keyboard maven Andreas Staier to perform a gloriously intimate program of Schubert’s four-hand piano music. It’s the concert equivalent of gourmet-quality comfort food, and you’ll want to be there, plate in hand.

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SPEAKING OF PIANO PAIRS…

Famed husband-and-wife duo Robert and Gaby Casadesus lived in Princeton, where they performed at PUC and developed a lasting friendship  with violinist (and occasional physicist) Albert Einstein.

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Program

PADEREWSKI MEMORIAL CONCERT

FRANZ SCHUBERT WORKS FOR PIANO DUO
March No. 3 in B Minor from Six Grande Marches, D. 819, Op. 40
4 Ländler, D. 814
Polonaise No. 1 in D Minor from Six Polonaises, Op. 61
March No. 1 in C Major from Deux Marches Caracteristiques, D. 968b (D. 886)
Andantino varié in B Minor, D. 823, Op. 84, No. 1
Rondo in A Major, D. 951, Op. 107 (Grand Rondeau)
Variations on an Original Theme in A-flat Major, D. 813, Op. 35
Fantasie in F Minor, D. 940, Op. 103

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