“The Legacy of the American Piano” is a 75-minute smorgasbord that explores some of the most groundbreaking, cutting-edge, and exciting piano music of the 20th and early 21st centuries. From Charles Ives’s bombastic and patriotic Study No. 23, to John Cage’s beyond-zany Water Music, to Morton Feldman’s hushed and ethereal Palais de Mari, on this concert there is more than a little of something for everyone. With “The Legacy of the American Piano,” experience a miscellany of masterful piano music written by some of the most compelling American composers of the past century.
Works to be performed on the “Legacy of the American Piano” program include:
Charles Ives, Study No. 23 and Song Without (Good) Words
John Cage, In a Landscape and Water Music
Frederic Rzewski, De Profundis
Morton Feldman, Palais de Mari
Elliott Carter, 90+
Aaron Copland, El Salon México