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Wei-Yi Yang piano

horowitz piano series · november 10, 2010 · 8:00 pm

franz liszt 1811-1886

Transcription of Schubert’s Der Müller und der Bach (The Miller and the Brook), d. 795/19

frédéric chopin 1810–1849

24 Préludes, Op. 28 No. 1 in C major (Agitato) No. 2 in A minor (Lento) No. 3 in G major (Vivace) No. 4 in E minor (Largo) No. 5 in D major (Molto allegro) No. 6 in B minor (Lento assai) No. 7 in A major (Andantino) No. 8 in F-sharp minor (Molto agitato) No. 9 in E major (Largo) No. 10 in C-sharp minor (Molto allegro) No. 11 in B major (Vivace) No. 12 in G-sharp minor (Presto) No. 13 in F-sharp major (Lento) No. 14 in E-flat minor (Allegro) No. 15 in D-flat major (Sostenuto) No. 16 in B-flat minor (Presto con fuoco) No. 17 in A-flat major (Allegretto) No. 18 in F minor (Molto allegro) No. 19 in E-flat major (Vivace) No. 20 in C minor (Largo) No. 21 in B-flat major (Cantabile) No. 22 in G minor (Molto agitato) No. 23 in F major (Moderato) No. 24 in D minor (Allegro appassionato) Intermission


Transcription of Schubert’s Liebesbotschaft (Love’s Greeting), d. 957/1

franz schubert 1797-1898

Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946 No. 1 in E-flat minor (Allegro assai) No. 2 in E-flat major (Allegretto) No. 3 in C major (Allegro)

Robert Blocker, Dean

Wei-Yi Yang Photo © 2010 Bob Handelman

Internationally acclaimed pianist Wei-Yi Yang enjoys a flourishing concert career, appearing before audiences in North and Central Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia, in solo recitals, chamber music concerts and with symphony orchestras. Most recently, Mr. Yang was praised by the New York Times as the soloist in a “sensational” performance of Messiaen’s TurangalîlaSymphonie at Carnegie Hall. Winner of the Gold medal and Grand Prize in the San Antonio International Piano Competition, Mr. Yang has performed in such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center; Steinway Hall; Merkin Hall; the Kennedy Center; the Kumho Art Hall in Seoul; the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow; the Great Hall in Leeds, England; the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin; and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney, among many other stages around the world. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Yang has performed with members of some of the world’s finest ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Orpheus and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestras, London Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Orquestra do Estado de Sao Paulo, and Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Born in Taiwan of Chinese and Japanese heritage, Mr. Yang was educated first in the United Kingdom, and then as a scholarship recipient under the tutelage of Russian pianist Arkady Aronov at New York City’s Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Yang has worked with such artists as Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Vera Gornostaeva, Byron Janis, Murray Perahia, and the late Hans Graf. Under the guidance of Boris Berman, Mr. Yang was awarded a doctorate of musical arts by Yale University in 2004. Mr. Yang co-founded the award-winning Soyulla Ensemble, which recently debuted at Alice Tully Hall and toured Korea. In addition to guest-teaching and performing in Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, and Daejeon, Korea, Mr. Yang has presented master classes and performances in such peer institutions as Princeton University, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Missouri, Syracuse University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Washington College, Hamilton College, and Ithaca College. Mr. Yang’s performances have been featured around the world via international television, radio, and web broadcasting media. He can be heard on the Renegade Classics, Albany Records, and Holland-America Music Society labels. Mr. Yang has appeared at festivals in Novi Sad (Serbia), Monterrey (Mexico), Kotor (Montenegro), PianoFest (Long Island), Norfolk (Connecticut), Music in the Vineyards (Napa Valley), and La Jolla (California). In recent festival performances, Mr. Yang has collaborated with such esteemed artists as the mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, and the Pacifica, Cassatt, and Tokyo String Quartets. Wei-Yi Yang joined the faculty at Yale University in 2005.

h orowit z p i a no ser ie s · 2 0 10 -11 s eas o n

Boris Berman · Artistic Director Wednesdays at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall


Hung-Kuan Chen “A virtuoso... a deeply probing, imaginative player with an enormous palette of tone colors.” – Boston Globe Chopin: Deux Nocturnes, Op. 62; Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit; Scriabin: Sonata in F-sharp, Op. 53; Liszt: Sonata in B minor, S. 178.


Peter Frankl’s 75th Birthday Recital “Not a mere pianist, but a true artist.” – Auditorium Music of Beethoven and Bartok. Part of Peter Frankl’s 75th birthday celebration.

FEB 23

Emanuel Ax plays Schubert One of the foremost artists of our time plays an all-Schubert program of the Impromptus, Op. 142; Sonata in A major, Op. 120, D. 664; and Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960. “His pianism is always thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous.” – Washington Post

MAR 23

Robert Blocker “Great skill and accomplishment, a measurable virtuoso bent...” – Los Angeles Times


Boris Berman plays Bach Concertos by J.S. Bach for keyboard and strings. With Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violin; Ettore Causa, viola; and Mihai Marica, cello. “Poetical refinement and intense musicality.” – New York Times

As a courtesy to others, please silence all cell phones and devices. Photography of any kind is strictly prohibited. Please do not leave the hall during musical selections. Thank you.

upcom ing ev ents NOV 12

Ellington Jazz Series: On Common Ground, Part II 8 pm | Fri | Morse Recital Hall Tickets $12-20 / Students $7 With Ben Allison, bassist and composer; St. Lukes Steel Band; and an ensemble of YSM musicians performing music by steel pan virtuoso Andy Akiho and other Yale composers.

NOV 16

Hindemith Viola Sonatas 8 pm | Tue | Sudler Recital Hall | Free Four sonatas for solo viola and the duo for viola and cello, in a recital honoring the 115th anniversary of the birth of composer Paul Hindemith. Dr. Louise Lansdown, Senior Lecturer, and students from the School of Strings, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England.

NOV 18

Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale 8:00 pm | Thu | Woolsey Hall | Free Shinik Hahm conducts Strauss and Brahms. Strauss: Don Juan, conducted by Adrian Slywotzky, and Oboe Concerto in D major, with Woolsey Competition winner Carl Oswald; Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor.


Chamber Music Series: OPUS ONE 8:00 pm | Fri | Woolsey Hall Tickets $25-35 / Students $15 Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Ida Kavafian, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; and Peter Wiley, cello. Featuring the East Coast premiere of Lowell Lieberman’s piano quartet, plus Schumann’s Quartet in E-flat major and Mozart’s Quartet in G minor.

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Horowitz Piano Series: Wei-Yi Yang  

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