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Six Contestants to Open Cliburn on Friday


by Olin Chism 21 May 2009

Here are Friday’s opening-day programs at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Each recital will last 50 minutes and will be played in Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth. Matinee Session 1 p.m.: Natacha Kudritskaya of Ukraine will play Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Ravels Gaspard de la Nuit and Scriabin’s Valse, […]

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Here are Friday’s opening-day programs at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Each recital will last 50 minutes and will be played in Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth.

Matinee Session

1 p.m.: Natacha Kudritskaya of Ukraine will play Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Ravels Gaspard de la Nuit and Scriabin’s Valse, Opus 38.

2:05 p.m.: Stephen Beus of the United States will play Bach’s English Suite No 3 in G minor, Barber’s Sonata for Piano and Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody.

3:10 p.m.: Ran Dank of Israel will play Boulez’ Douze Notations, Beethoven’s Sonata in E-flat, Opus 27, No. 1, Scriabin’s Black Mass Sonata and Liszt’s Reminiscences de Norma.

Evening Session

7:30 p.m.: Chetan Tierra of the United States will play Liszt’s Ballade No. 2 in B minor, the Schumann/Liszt Widmung, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book I, and Ginastera’s Sonata No. 1.

8:35 p.m.: Spencer Myer of the United States will play Beethoven’s Sonata in F-sharp, Opus 78, Chopin’s Barcarolle in F-sharp, five of Debussy’s Preludes, Book II, and Vine’s Piano Sonata No. 1.

9:40 p.m.: Eduard Kunz of Russia will play five sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti (K. 213, K. 197, K. 27, K. 87 and K. 212), Haydn’s Sonata in A, Hob. XVI:12, the Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D minor and the Bach/Siloti Prelude in B minor, BWV 855a.

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