Tune in 8pm Thursday for a new episode of Reflections from the Keyboard. David Dubal continues highlighting great pianists with eight more impactful performers: Fleisher, Ashkenazy, Gilels, François, Hoffman, Gieseking, Serkin, and Arrau.
Featured this week is Samson François performing Schumann's Toccata in C major, Op. 7, commonly known as one of the most difficult pieces ever written for piano, requiring very high technical ability at the keyboard. It's also believed to be the piece that Schumann famously injured his hands trying to learn. Despite the difficulties this piece presents, François's performance is one of ease and expression.
Intermezzo No. 3 in A flat, Op. 76
Toccata in C major, Op. 7
Pastorale e Capriccio (Arranged by Carl Tausig)
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S. 514
Nocturne from Lyric Pieces, Op. 54
Pour le piano: Toccata
Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K.453: IV. Allegretto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No.4 in E minor, Op.70: II. Menuetto, IV. Finale
Carl Maria von Weber