LIVE AT JORDAN HALL (Priya Mayadas, piano)

LIVE AT JORDAN HALL (Priya Mayadas, piano)

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Distinguished pianist, Priya Mayadas explores the piano sonata in its transformative Romantic guise as well at the keyboard étude in early and late stages. She presents a program that traverses a broad musical landscape from Bach to Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt. The works take the listener from the 1720s, when the fortepiano was just appearing on the music scene, to the 1850s, when the piano emerged as the instrument most capable of reproducing the sonorities and dynamic range of the orchestra. This is music that changed the course of things.

Ms. Mayadas’ playing has been described as “hauntingly beautiful…reveling in the musical colors and shades” (The Statesman) and “radiant, spiritual and eloquent” (NY Concert Review), “full of breadth and impassioned fervor” (The Strad).

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109        
Ludwig van Beethoven
1.    I. Vivace ma non tropo – Adagio expressive – Tempo I         4:02
2.    II. Prestissimo                            2:24
3.    III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung                13:18


4.    Transcendental Étude No. 3 in F Major, S. 139 (“Paysage”)    4:54
Franz Liszt

5.    Concert Étude No. 2 in F Minor, S. 144 (“La leggierezza”)        5:06
Franz Liszt

Kleine Präludien aus dem Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
6.    Prelude in C Major BWV 924                    0:58
7.    Prelude in D Minor BWV 926                    0:48
8.    Prelude in F Major BWV 927                    0:33
9.    Prelude in G Minor BWV 930                    2:03
10.    Prelude in F Major BWV 928                    1:04
11.    Prelude in D Major BWV 925                    1:14

    Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
    Frédéric Chopin
12.    I. Allegro maestoso                        9:04
13.    II. Scherzo (Molto vivace)                        2:38
14.    III. Largo                                9:37
15.    IV. Finale (Presto non tanto)                    5:38