Concert Classics Series
“this exaltation, this splendor, this bliss” Thursday, May 9, 2013, 8 pm Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
RICHARD GOODE, C.K. WILLIAMS,*
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 Selections from JANÁČEK On an Overgrown Path Other works by BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS and CHOPIN Fast on the heels of the successful Princeton University Concerts collaboration of countertenor David Daniels and choreographer Mark Morris, two more superlative artists partner in 2013: Grammy-winning pianist Richard Goode and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams. The New York Times calls the poetry-loving Mr. Goode “a poet of the piano,” while Paul Muldoon hails Mr. Williams—who has written of music as “this exaltation, this splendor, this bliss”—as “one of the most distinguished poets of his generation.” The poet and the pianist will alternate, with Mr. Williams giving his poetic take on the pieces Mr. Goode performs. Among them: Janáček’s On an Overgrown Path, one of the works in which the composer expressed his profound despair at the death of his 21-year-old daughter. Missing the partnership of these like-minded poets—a Princeton exclusive—would be tragic indeed.
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Published on May 18, 2012
At 119 years old, Princeton University Concerts is pleased to announce the details of its 2012-2013 season.