Acclaimed pianist, author, and Oberlin alumnus Jeremy Denk ’90 curates a program that unites women composers from the 19th to 21st centuries with pieces by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Works by Louise Farrenc and Clara Schumann, French Romantic holdout Cécile Chaminade, American pianist and composer Amy Beach, and modernist-turned-folk-revivalist Ruth Crawford Seeger sit alongside works by acclaimed contemporary composers Tania León, Meredith Monk, Phyllis Chen, and Missy Mazzoli. Denk pulls these works and composers together to tell a story of women’s genius—both recognized and neglected in their times and remembered and forgotten in ours—and lends his insight to this era-spanning program.
"Denk is among the most entertaining of concert pianists...insightful in his interpretations, entertaining to watch, and engaging in his stage banter."—Star Tribune
Clara Schumann Romance, Op. 21, No. 1
Tania León Rituál
Cécile Chaminade La Lisonjera (The Flatterer)
Missy Mazzoli Heartbreaker
Amy Beach In Autumn from Four Sketches, Op. 15
Meredith Monk Paris
Louise Farrenc Mélodie in A-flat Major
Ruth Crawford Seeger Piano Study in Mixed Accents
Phyllis Chen Sumitones
Amy Beach Dreaming from Four Sketches, Op. 15
Robert Schumann Ghost Variations
Johannes Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
This program is part of the 2023-24 Artist Recital Series.
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