Artists

Saleem Ashkar

Piano

Program

Johannes Brahms

Two Rhapsodies for Piano Op. 79

Johannes Brahms

Three Intermezzi for Piano Op. 117

Arnold Schoenberg

Three Pieces for Piano Op. 11

Robert Schumann

Kreisleriana – Eight Fantasy Pieces for Piano Op. 16

Pierre Boulez

Douze Notations for Piano

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

In March 2017, Saleem Ashkar performed one of the very first piano recitals at the Pierre Boulez Saal. Now the Israeli-Palestinian pianist returns with a program ranging from Schumann’s Kreisleriana to compositions by Brahms and Schoenberg, to the seminal Douze Notations by 20-year-old Pierre Boulez—vastly different works written over the course of only 100 years.