Duke Performances: Garrick Ohlsson, piano

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( Fri., Mar. 16, 2012 )

Reynolds Industries Theater, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708


Bach/Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue in G Minor; Liszt-Busoni: Fantasia and Fugue on "Ad Nos, Ad Salutarem Undam"; & Liszt: Benediction de Dieu dans la Solitude, Feux Follets (Transcendental Etude No. 5), Valse Oubliee  No. 1, Nuages Gris, & Mephisto Waltz No. 1


After Andre Watts plays an all-Liszt program in December, the equally cultivated pianist Garrick Ohlsson offers his own interpretation of the composer through an almost entirely different set of pieces.... The Chopin International Piano Competition winner begins with Liszt's transcription of Bach's Fantasy and Fugue in G Minor and moves on through the whimsical but demanding Transcendental Etude No. 5 and the first Mephisto Waltz, a sensuous concert favorite. With Ohlsson slated to join the Takács Quartet on the following night, this concert inaugurates a weekend-long visit from an incredibly versatile pianist.

Related event: On Saturday, March 17, at noon, in the Nelson Music Room, Ohlsson will discuss his career and composer Franz Liszt with Duke music professor R. Larry Todd.  This conversation is free and open to the public.


$30, Duke students $5.

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Piano Recital Series


  • Friday, March 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM