Artists

Bertrand Chamayou

Piano

Program

Charles Ives

Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord Sonata"

Franz Liszt

Sposalizio S 161/1 (from Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année: Italie)

Franz Liszt

Sonetto 123 del Petrarca S 161/6 (from Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année: Italie)

Franz Liszt

Après une lecture du Dante S 161/7 (from Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année: Italie)

Approximate running time: 1h 15m without intermission

Around 1850, the small town of Concord, Massachusetts, became the birthplace of American transcendentalism. Half a century later, Charles Ives paid homage to this school of thought with his Second Piano Sonata. Pianist Bertrand Chamayou pairs this rarely performed work with excerpts from Franz Liszt’s “Years of Pilgrimage”—both a musical travel journal and a compositional search for the self.