( Sat., Dec. 3, 2011 )
Page Auditorium, 402 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708
All-Liszt: Étude de Concert No. 3, "Un Sospiro"; Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este; Piano Sonata in B Minor; Bagatelle ohne Tonart; Nuages Gris; En Rêve; La Lugubre Gondola No. 2; Schlaflos, Frage und Antwort; Étude No. 5,  Grand Études after Paganini "La Chasse"; Transcendental Étude No. 10 in F Minor; & Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A Minor
1) Watts will participate in a public discussion with Duke professor Anthony Kelley on Saturday, December 3, at 12 pm in the Nelson Music Room on Duke’s East Campus. Watts and Kelley will discuss Watts’ all-Liszt program. This event is free.. 2) André Watts was born just after the second world war to an American father and an Hungarian mother, who famously used stories of Liszt's work ethic to inspire young Watts to practice. It paid off handsomely when he filled in for Glenn Gould with the New York Philharmonic in 1963, where his preternatural command of Liszt's first concerto brought down the house. In Durham, the Avery Fisher Prize recipient trains his finely honed expertise on an all-Liszt program in honor of the master's bicentennial, including the Sonata in B Minor — that deathless ode to Schumann — and the sublimely darkening Nuages Gris.
$46, $38, $22, Duke students $5.
Piano Recital Series