Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 3 p.m.
Franz Liszt was the rock star pianist of the 19th-century and brought piano virtuosity to new and still-unsurpassed heights. He also invented the solo "recital" and wrote an immense amount of piano music to challenge future generations. His charisma, sense of drama, and big heart are celebrated in this program performed by three of his pianistic descendants, all familiar personalities to Pittsburgh audiences, rounded out with rarities by Schubert and Brahms and with Bartók's seminal Allegro barbaro, reflecting the primitivism found in the art of Picasso.
Franz (Ferenc) Liszt: Sonata in B Minor
Hungarian Rhapsody #2 (two-piano version)
Valse oubliée #1
Dedication (after Schumann)
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Hungarian Song, op. 21#2
Franz Schubert: Hungarian Melody in B Minor
Béla Bartók: Allegro barbaro
Mary Pappert School of Music Faculty
David Allen Wehr, Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair
Natasha Snitkovsky, Piano, Artistic Director, City Music Center
Barbara Nissman, Piano, international concert artist