Sonata No. 1 in D Major op. 12
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ouverture / Partita in the French style in B Minor BWV 831 (Clavier-Übung II)
Suite No. 3 for Piano A/K 73
Piano Sonata in B minor S 178
Young Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva opens her recital with Shostakovich’s radical First Piano Sonata, in which the 20-year-old composer suspends the traditional rules of form and melody. Bach’s French Overture, a masterpiece of the suite genre, is juxtaposed with a related 20th-century work by Nikos Skalkottas. Liszt’s monumental B-minor Sonata, a landmark of the piano repertoire, concludes the program.