Saturday, February 07, 2009

The best concert for years

kw: concerts, recitals, classical music, piano

We used up most of today traveling to College Park, Maryland to hear our friend Jennifer present her Masters' Recital. In the Gildenhorn Recital Hall she played the following for us:
  • Two sonatas in A Major by Domenico Scarlatti
  • The Piano Sonata in E-flat Major by Ludwig van Beethoven (3 movements)
  • Etude d'execution transcendante #10 in F Minor by Franz Liszt
  • Klavierstucke #1 by Franz Schubert
  • Sonata #3 in B Minor by Frederic Chopin (4 movements)
I was told by a faculty member that the attendance varies a lot, but this one, by filling half the hall, may be a record-breaker. There are a lot of us who love Jennifer and her playing, and will go out of our way (!) to hear her play. But it was not only "distant friends" who came from Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey to this recital. A goodly number of her schoolmates attended.

We rode to and from the campus with friends, which helped make the day even more memorable and enjoyable. Why do I title this "the best for years"? It has been about two years since that last time we heard her play!

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