Francisco Chomnalez and other Legacy Award Winners

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Pianists Month continues on the Young Artists Showcase with a studio session from 17-year-old Francisco Chomnalez, a student at the Manhattan School of Music and recent winner of its Constance Keene Precollege Piano Award, named for the master piano teacher at MSM (and wife of WQXR’s longtime program director Abram Chasins). Chomnalez’s wide-ranging program goes from Bach to Beethoven to Stravinsky, and previews his recital at Manhattan School of Music on May 8.

For the final segment, we have the top winners from another legacy award competition: this one named for Nadia Reisenberg, YAS host Bob Sherman’s mother, who taught at Mannes College of Music and was a frequent guest on WQXR going back to the 1950s. From the Reisenberg audition performances in January 2012, we’ll hear Magdalena Muellerperth and the winner, Reed Tetzloff.

Program details:

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D Minor
Beethoven: Sonata in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3 (first movement)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
Stravinsky: Tango
-- Francisco Chomnalez, piano; studio session at the Manhattan School of Music exclusively for the Young Artists Showcase.

Liszt: Grand Etude after Paganini: E-flat
Liszt: Grand Etude after Paganini: G-Sharp Minor (La Campanella)
-- Magdalena Muellerperth, piano; recorded at the Nadia Reisenberg Award auditions at Mannes in January 2012.

Bartok: Sonata, finale
Debussy: Prelude No. 4, Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir
Nikolai KapustinL Variations, Op. 41
-- Reed Tetzloff, piano; recorded at the Nadia Reisenberg Award auditions at Mannes in January 2012.