Monday, October 26, 2015

Garrick Ohlsson returns to Indianapolis on Sunday under American PIanists Association auspices


Garrick Ohlsson is a Chopin specialist, ranges into the modern repertoire, too
It won't disappoint fans of Garrick Ohlsson to know that the second half of his recital this Sunday for the American Pianists Association will be devoted to music of Frederic Chopin.

That's a considerable understatement, given that Ohlsson has been in the front rank of American concert pianists since winning the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1970, when he was just 21.

After his recital's first half comprises two major works by other masters — Beethoven's Sonata in A major, op. 110, and Schubert's "Wanderer" Fantasy in C major — Ohlsson will offer Scherzo No. 4 in E major, two etudes, the Nocturne in C minor, op. 48, no. 1, and the Ballade in G minor.

Ohlsson's discography as well as his concert schedule has featured a lot of Chopin throughout the 45 years he's been before the public in a big way. One of my favorites among his early LPs is the 1974 Angel Records release of the Preludes, op. 28, plus three other pieces, ending with the Barcarolle.

Here's what I wrote aobut the season-opening performance of Chopin's First Piano Concerto that Ohlsson treated ISO patrons to in September 1913:
http://jayharveyupstage.blogspot.com/2013/09/iso-opens-classical-series-with.html

The APA is recommending that those interested in the Ohlsson recital use
the promo code LoveIndy for 10-percent-off tickets to the recital. Go to the web site to order: www.americanpianists.org.