Pour le Piano

Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)

3 Sonatas

Abram Chasins (1903 – 1987)

3 Chinese Pieces

1. A Shanghai Tragedy

2. Flirtation in a Chinese Garden

3. Rush Hour in Hong Kong

Wang Jianzhong (*1933)

Silver Clouds Chasing the Moon

Glowing Red Morningstar Lilies

André-Francois Marescotti (1902 – 1995)

Fantasque

*****

Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884)

3 Polkas de salon op. 7

Enrique Granados (1867- 1916)

Danza Españolas

Nr. 5 Andaluza

Nr. 2 Oriental

Allegro de Concierto

The motto of this program: Joy of playing! It leads from the delicate and

technically refined sonatas by the Italian harpsichord virtuoso Domenico Scarlatti to the Fantasque by André-Francois Marescotti - the compulsory piece of the Geneva piano competition of 1939, which is bursting with humor and temperament. A special highlight are the Chinese miniatures by Abram Chasins and the piano pieces on original Chinese folk songs by Wang Jianzhong. In the second part the piano dances: The charming "Polkas de salon" by Bedřich Smetana carry you off with Slavic coloring to the salon culture of the 19th century whereas  two atmospheric Spanish dances and the captivating "Allegro de Concierto" by Enrique Granados lead you to the sensual and passionate musical world of Spain.