Lecture-Recital Sample Programs

1. Schubert Piano Sonatas.  Evolution of Schubert’s style from the early to the late on the example of the piano sonatas. Performance: Sonata in B Major, D. 575 and Sonata in A Major, D. 959

2. Bach Goldberg Variations: The Modern View. Performance and discussion of the symbolic and rhethoric meaning of the piece, it’s history and modern life.

3. The Bach Suite. The discussion of the development of the suite genre from French Suites to the Partitas and the French Overture.  Performance:  French Suite in G Major, BWV 816; English Suite in D Minor, BWV 811; French Overture in B minor, BWV 831

4. Life and Art Under the Soviet Regime:  Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Schnittke. Performance:  Shostakovich – 3 Preludes and Fugues: B-Minor, A Major, E Minor; Prokofiev – Sonata No. 6, Op. 82; Schnittke – Piano Sonata No. 2



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