SCHUBERT – Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 664
MOZART – Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K.533/494
Hailed as a “first rate Mozartean” by the Chicago Tribune, pianist Orli Shaham explores the deep musical connections between her favorite Mozart piano sonatas and other beloved works for the keyboard. In this program, Ms. Shaham performs Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 664 and Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K.533/494, demonstrating the later composer’s response to Mozart’s craft in these two works written 30 years apart. The lyrical textures, use of melodic material and even direct quotes from Mozart’s compositions are evident in Schubert’s music.
Orli Shaham recently recorded all 18 piano sonatas by Mozart. Volume 1 of this five CD series on Canary Classics is available now, and Volumes 2 and 3 will be released this year. Her recording of Mozart concertos with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson conducting, is also available on Canary Classics.
This concert is generously underwritten by the Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation.
2020-21 Kaufman Music Center presentations are online, filmed in safe, socially distanced locations observing health and safety protocols, and streamed to the safety of your home