Karim Said



William Byrd

Fantasia MB 27

Ludwig van Beethoven

15 Variations and Fuga in E flat Major op. 35 "Eroica-Variations"

Arnold Schoenberg

Three Pieces for Piano Op. 11

Nikos Skalkottas

Passacaglia for Piano A/K 70

from 32 Piano Pieces

Nikos Skalkottas

15 Little Variations for Piano A/K 75c

Johannes Brahms

Sonata No. 2 F sharp Minor op. 2

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

Young Palestinian-Jordanian pianist Karim Said has already been heard at the Pierre Boulez Saal as a member of the Boulez Ensemble. Now he makes his solo debut with a program encompassing four eras of music history. Beginning with English Renaissance composer William Byrd, the wide stylistic range also includes Classical and Romantic works as well as compositions by Schoenberg and one of his students, Nikos Skalkottas, the preeminent Greek composer of the first half of the 20th century.