Hear a new performing edition for piano and orchestra
It was billed as an epic battle of the hands: In 1837, six piano-composer heavyweights ? including Liszt, Chopin, and Czerny ? were invited to spin their own variations on a theme by Bellini into a single piece called ?Hexameron.? But unforeseen events ? egos, perhaps ? prevented the supergroup from meeting for their debut performance. Now, for one night only, twelve-handed pianist Kenneth Hamilton will bring to life the titanic clash that has been 172 years in the making.
Hexameron & The Clash of the Piano Titans
Friday, November 13, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Arch Street Presbyterian Church
18th & Arch Streets
Pre-Concert presentation by Kenneth Hamilton: Liszt's Frankenstein
Mendelssohn ? Octet arr. for string Orchestra
Liszt ? Malediction for Piano and Orchestra
Mendelssohn - Fantasy on The Last Rose of Summer (piano solo)
Liszt, Thalberg, Pixis, Herz, Czerny, and Chopin ? Hexameron for Piano and Orchestra
(World Premiere of Piano and Chamber Orchestra version)
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