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do c tor of m usical art s r e ci tal

Jian Liu piano

morse recital hall

Music by

November 8, 2012 Thursday at 8 pm

Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Mozart, and Schubert

Robert Blocker, Dean

jia n l iu November 8, 2012 • Sprague Memorial Hall • Doctor of Musical Arts Recital

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1714–1788

Fantasia in C major, Wq 59/6 – H 284

Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827

Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77

Franz Liszt 1811–1886

Après une lecture de Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791

Fantasia No. 3 in D minor, K. 397

Franz Schubert 1797–1828

Fantasie in C major, Op. 15

As a courtesy to the performers and audience, turn off cell phones and pagers. Please do not leave the hall during selections. Photography or recording of any kind is prohibited.

About the Artist

Chinese-American pianist Jian Liu, a lecturer in piano at Te Koki (New Zealand) School of Music, is a highly sought-after solo pianist and chamber musician. In 2012, Mr. Liu was a guest artist at the New Zealand International Piano Festival in Auckland and undertook a ten-concert national concert tour with Chamber Music New Zealand. Mr. Liu has appeared on concert stages in China, Japan, Singapore, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Ukraine, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, including prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in New York and Hamburg, Rose Hall of Lincoln Center, the concert hall of the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing), and the recital hall of the Sydney Conservatorium. Liu’s concerts have been broadcast by various TV and radio stations, including KPHO (CBS) in Phoenix, Arizona, CCTV in China, Suisse Romande Radio in Switzerland, and Radio NZ Concert in New Zealand. Phoenix New Times praised Mr. Liu’s playing as “if his life, and yours, depends upon his perfect execution.” Marlborough Express commended that “he challenged the audience to let their emotions ride with the sounds.” Jian Liu is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Claude Frank.

This performance is in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

Upcoming Events

Yale Schola Cantorum

Yale Brass Trio

november 10

november 14

Christ Church Episcopal | Sat | 5 pm Institute of Sacred Music Bach Cantatas. Masaaki Suzuki, conductor; Yale Schola Cantorum, with members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble. Free admission.

Sprague Hall | Wed | 8 pm Faculty Artist Series William Purvis, horn; Allan Dean, trumpet; and Scott Hartman, trombone, perform with Mihae Lee, piano. Music from the early Italian Renaissance and by Plog, Francaix, Jongen, and Gabaye. Free admission.

Members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble november 13

New Music New Haven

15 Hillhouse Avenue | Tue | 5:30 pm Collection of Musical Instruments Holly Piccoli, violin & David Fung, keyboards. Music by Castello, Biber, Purcell, Scarlatti, and Mozart. Free admission.

Igudesman and Joo

november 15 Sprague Hall | Thursday | 8 pm George Crumb, guest composer. Vox Balaenae and selections from American Songbook III, with Janna Baty, soprano. Free admission.

november 13

Hung-Kuan Chen, piano

Sprague Hall | Tues | 8 pm Oneppo Chamber Music Series A Little Nightmare Music: a program full of musical virtuosity and zany humor from the duo of Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo. Tickets $25–35, Students $15

november 13 Sprague Hall | Wed | 8 pm Horowitz Piano Series Music by Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, and Stravinsky. Tickets $12–22, Students $6–9

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Robert Blocker, Dean

Jian Liu, piano  
Jian Liu, piano  

Jian Liu's Doctor of Musical Arts recital is an exploration of musical fantasies. C.P.E. Bach: Fantasy in C major; Beethoven: Fantasy, Op. 7...