NEC Piano Department: A Fine Balance - Piano Music by Women and Men (Part Two)

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The planning of this series began with the observation that Fanny Mendelssohn and Peter Tchaikovsky each wrote a series of 12 pieces, each piece representing a month in the calendar. Other music in the series is paired similarly — pieces by women and men on similar “themes” — including music by NEC alumna Florence Price, Tania Léon, Meredith Monk and more. 

Join us for Part 1 of our Piano Department concert series “A Fine Balance: Piano Music by Women and Men" on February 23rd at 7:30 P.M. in Jordan Hall.

A Fine Balance Part 2

This is an in-person event with a public live stream. 

Watch Live from Jordan Hall

  1. Clara Schumann | Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, op. 20

    • Andrew Chen, piano
  2. Johannes Brahms | Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, op. 9

    • Adria Ye, piano
  3. Erik Satie | Thee Pieces in the Form of a Pear

    Manière de commencement (A Way of Beginning): Allez modérément
    Prolongation du même (More of the Same): Au pas
    Morceau I: Lentement
    Morceau II: En levé
    Morceau III: Brutal
    En plus (What's More): Calme
    Redite (Rehash): Dans le lent

    • Max Fan and Henry Tushman (NEC Preparatory School students), piano
  4. Meredith Monk

    Ellis Island (1986)
    Totentanz (arr. by Bruce Brubaker)
    Phantom Waltz (1990)

    • Solomon Ge and Truman Walker, piano

  6. Florence Price | Sonata in E Minor

    Andante - Allegro
    Scherzo: Allegro

    • Charles Berofsky, piano
  7. Charles Griffes | Piano Sonata (1917)

    Feroce: Allegretto con moto
    Molto tranquillo
    Allegro vivace

    • Yide Shi, piano
  8. Tania León | Ritual

    • Huan Li, piano
  9. Olivier Messiaen | Neumes rythmiques from Quatre Etudes de rythme

    • Ariel Mo, piano
  10. Joan Tower | Or like Engine (1994)

    • Rafe Schaberg, piano
  11. Charles Alkan | Le chemin de fer, op. 27

    • Steven Qizhen Wang, piano