Concert Program V


After Mozart and Beethoven established the piano as an essential force in classical music, Russian and French Romantic composers took the instrument to the next level. Yet these distinct cultures sought profoundly different sounds: Anton Arensky and Sergei Rachmaninov bared the powerful soul of Russia, while Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy reveled in ethereal pleasures. Debussy’s iconic Jeux (Games) for orchestra is performed by eminent French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (who arranged the work for two pianos) and Van Cliburn Competition prizewinner Anna Geniushene.


Anton Arensky(1861–1906)
Six Children’s Pieces for Piano, Four Hands, op. 34 (1894)
Claude Debussy(1862–1918)
Jeux for Two Pianos (1913) (arr. Bavouzet)
Gabriel Fauré(1845–1924)
Dolly Suite for Piano, Four Hands, op. 56 (1893–96)
Sergei Rachmaninov(1873–1943)
Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos, op. 45 (1940)
Saturday 3Aug 2024
  • Concert Program V


    Tickets: $60-$85 full-price | $25 under age thirty

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  • Koret Young Performers Concert II*

    12:30 PM
    Spieker Center for the Arts

    Tickets: Free

  • *Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts feature young artists from the Chamber Music Institute. Admission is free. read more