Student Recital: Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Glass

Curtis Students

Bach: English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
Linzi Pan, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a set of six suites entitled English Suites, BWV 806-811. Linzi Pan performed English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 and describes this suite sadder and darker compared to the other suites. The movements are: Prélude; Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Gavotte and Gigue.

Liszt: “Après une lecture du Dante,” from Années de pèlerinage, 2e année
Linzi Pan, piano

Linzi Pan’s second piece in this program is a big contrast to the Bach English Suite.
“Après une lecture du Dante,” from Années de pèlerinage, 2e année is inspired from Dante’s Divine Comedy. Divine Comedy tells of a fantasy, which is about the journey from Inferno (hell), Puratorio (purgatory) and then Paradiso (Paradise/Heaven).

Chopin: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. Post.
arr. Gregor Piatigorsky
Zachary Mowitz, cello; Linzi Pan, piano

The great cellist Gregor Piatigorsky arranged this Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. Post. This nocturne is one of a several Piatigorsky wrote throughout his career. Between 1941 and 1949 he was the head of the cello department at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Philip Glass: Love Divided By
Emma Resmini, flute; Hugh Sung, piano

American composer Philip Glass music is often characterize as minimalist music.
Love Divided By is an excellent example of minimalist music. It was composed for a film called Regrets in 2009.

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.