In Shanghai, Jenny Chai Explores the “Wildest” Music in the Repertoire

July 7th, 2013 by Sam Zelitch Leave a reply »
September 13, 2013
7:30 pm

jc2-200x300On September 13, at the Shanghai Concert Hall (home of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra), pianist Jenny Q Chai will perform a solo recital and lecture entitled “Infinity of Piano Music.” Compiling some of “the wildest piano music in history,” and pairing them with selections from the standard repertoire, Chai’s program will boil tradition in a pressure cooker and catch the spillover with a baseball mitt.

Standard repertoire pieces will include Debussy’s Preludes, Ravel’s Une Barque Sur L’océan from Miroirs, and a selection of Scarlatti sonatas. Non-traditional pieces include Kurtag’s Quiet talk with the Devil, Marcos Stroppa’s Ninnanannaand a complete staging of John Cage’s rarely performed Water Walk.

The concert/lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Complete program information is below.

 

“INFINITY OF PIANO MUSIC” COMPLETE PROGRAM:

Debussy
Prelude: Le vent dans la plaine
Prelude: Ondine
Prelusde: La cathédrale engloutie

Kurtag
Quiet talk with the Devil
Les adieux
Hommage à Scarlatti

Scarlatti
Sonatas

Gibbons
The Italian Ground (1613)

Marco Stroppa
Ninnananna from Miniature Estrose

Henry Cowell
Aelolian Harp
Three Irish Legends

Annie Gosfiel
“Brooklyn, October 5, 1941″ For piano. baseballs and baseball mit

Ravel
Une Barque Sur L’océan from Miroirs

John Cage
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs/Nowth Upon Nacht

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