Saturday, 12 MAY 2012, 7.30pm @ Esplanade Recital Studio, Tickets @ $38



Dr. Steven Spooner, distinguished American pianist, honours the memory of the 20th Century's greatest pianist with an innovative and exciting program.  Audience members will be asked to vote for one of four programs Richter himself would have played including works by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev, stevenspooner2Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, and Fairouz.

Described as “dazzling” (Washington Post), critics around the world have hailed the powerful performances of pianist Steven Spooner and noted that the “American had everything: polished technique, musical intelligence, innate sensitivity, and a personality that reaches across the keyboard.”  Steven is a prize winner at each of the seven international piano competitions he has entered and top prize winner at both the Hilton Head International Piano Competition and the Artlivre International Piano Competition.  He was awarded First Prize and recipient of the Niekamp Career Grant as most outstanding pianist in French music at the Paris Conservatory.

Dr. Spooner has released 14 recordings on the EMR classics, Everythingmusic and IUrecording labels.  Steven was the final recipient of the Ivory Classics Foundation prize that enabled him to study with the legendary virtuoso Earl Wild.

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Programme (Audience voting through Cell Phone to determine Programme to be performed!)

Program 1 - Sviatoslav Richter in Memoriam (ca. 70)

-    Haydn, Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI/48 (13')
-    Fairouz, Piano Sonata No. 2 "The Last Resistance" (26')
-    Intermission
-    Liszt, Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178 (30')

Program 2 - Vladimir Horowitz in Memoriam (ca. 62')

-    Scarlatti, Sonatas K. 184 (F Minor) and K. 213 (D Minor) (8')
-    Mozart, Sonata in C Major, K. 330 (18')
-    Rachmaninoff, Prelude in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 32 No. 12, Etude-Tableau in D Major, Op. 39 No. 9 (7.5')
-    Intermission
-    Chopin, Three Mazurkas, Op. 6 No. 2 (C-Sharp Minor), Op. 17 No. 4 (A Minor), Op. 7 No. 3 (F Minor)
-    Polonaise Op. 53 (Heroic) (18')
-    Schubert/Liszt, Standchen (6)
-    Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 (10)

Program 3 - Artur Rubinstein in Memoriam (Favorite Works by Chopin) (52')

-    Polonaise in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 26 No. 1 (9')
-    Three Mazurkas, Op. 6 No. 2 (C-Sharp Minor), Op. 17 No. 4 (A Minor), Op. 7 No. 3 (F Minor) (11’)
-    Etude in A-Flat Major, Op. 25 No. 1 (3’)
-    Waltz in A-Flat, Op. 69 No. 1 (4')
-    Waltz in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64 No. 2 (4')
-    Scherzo No. 2, in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31 (10')
-    Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2 (4)
-    Polonaise Op. 53 (Heroic) (7)

Program 4 - Steve's Favorites (ca. 40)

-    Spooner, Two Virtuoso Etudes:

o    A la Argerich
o    Keith Jarrett

-    3 Hymn Transcriptions

o    Gaither/Spooner, There's Something About That Name
o    Traditional/Spooner, Amazing Grace
o    Hine/Spooner, How Great Thou Art

-    Schubert/Liszt, Standchen
-    Bolcom, Serpents Kiss, From Garden of Eden


Ticketing Information

Tickets @ $38.00

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