Pianist Chelsea Wang

    Pianist Chelsea Wang is a native of Des Moines, Iowa. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Peabody Conservatory.

    Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, K. 87
    Chelsea Wang, piano
    Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, K. 87 was chosen as the first piece performed by Ms. Wang during her graduation recital because she describes it as simply a beautiful piece.

    Shostakovich: Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op. 61
    Chelsea Wang, piano
    Ms. Wang describes this piece as being very over shadowed and incredible underrated. Shostakovich composes Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op. 61 in 1942 during a time when he felt safer from war censors but not the Nazis. A very profound piece that becomes more and more complex with each movement. The movements are marked: Allegretto; Largo nand Moderato—Allegro non troppo.

    Mendelssohn: Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28
    Chelsea Wang, piano
    Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn was considered the only composer of the 19th century whose stature rivals that of Mozart. Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28 is one of the best virtuoso works for piano.

    Rachmaninoff: Étude-Tableaux in E-flat minor, Op. 39, No. 5
    Chelsea Wang, piano
    The Étude-Tableaux (study pictures), Op.39 is the second set of piano études composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Ms. Wang played No. 5 of the set of nine études for her encore during the graduation recital.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.