[...] WILLIAM YOUN - Pierre Boulez Saal

Artists

William Youn

Piano

Program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Sonata in A major K. 331 / 300i

Rebecca Saunders

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall for Solo Piano

Maurice Ravel

Une barque sur l'océan (from Miroirs)

Maurice Ravel

Alborada del gracioso (from Miroirs)

Edvard Grieg

Sommerfugl / Butterfly (Lyric Pieces Op. 43/1)

Edvard Grieg

Småfugl / Little Bird (Lyric Pieces Op. 43/4)

Edvard Grieg

Bækken / Brooklet (Lyric Pieces Op. 62/4)

Robert Schumann

Humoreske in B flat major Op. 20

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

Pianist William Youn—also heard this season in a duo with violist Nils Mönkemeyer—has arranged his solo program around an “axis of reflection” of works by Rebecca Saunders and excerpts from Ravel’s Miroirs. He also performs Mozart’s A-major Sonata with the famous “alla turca” march, lyrical miniatures by Edvard Grieg, and Schumann’s Humoreske—a piece the composer described as “possibly my most melancholy” work.