Carson Becke Piano Recital: Wordless Stories
Saturday, December 15th
$30 (includes a post-concert end of season wine and cheese reception)
Music has been used as a way of telling stories since time immemorial. In many cases, this involves sung poetry, with words guiding the music. But what happens when there are no words? Can a story still be told? This program explores music that hints at extra-musical narratives that are told without words. These pieces certainly tell stories, but the particular subjects and events are left to the imagination of the listeners.
After the concert is finished, please stay and join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the holiday season, and the end of the 2018 concert season.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata no. 31 in A flat major, op. 110
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Ballade (Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song), op. 24
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor, op. 35 ‘Funeral March’
Two Nocturnes, op. 55
Polonaise-Fantaisie, op. 61