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THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013, 8 pm Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall



Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827 Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3 Suite Bergamasque Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8

In 2005, a young Polish pianist was the uncontested winner of the 15th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. What’s more, Rafal Blechacz took home special prizes for the best performances of mazurka, polonaise, concerto and sonata as well. That led to an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, which in turn led to “Best of the Year” honors from Gramophone Magazine for Mr. Blechacz’s recording of the Chopin Piano Concertos. With those bona fides, the young Pole is ideally suited to perform the varied works on this concert, including Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, inspired in part by gossamer lines like these: Their song mingles with the pale moonlight, The calm, pale moonlight, whose sad beauty, beaming, Sets the birds softly dreaming in the trees… Verlaine’s poem, Moonlight, was the basis of the Suite’s third movement, the achingly beautiful Clair de Lune. It promises to be an exquisite moment not to be missed.

Concert Classics Series

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Princeton University Concerts 2012-2013 Season Brochure  
Princeton University Concerts 2012-2013 Season Brochure  

At 119 years old, Princeton University Concerts is pleased to announce the details of its 2012-2013 season.