National Philharmonic: Brian Ganz Plays Chopin: A Young Genius

  • The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD, 20852 United States

Chopin  

3 Nocturnes, Op. 9
12 Etudes, Op. 10
Introduction and Variations on a German Air ("Der Schweizerbub"), Op. Posth. 
Polonaises in A-flat Major and G-sharp minor, Op. Posth. 
Mazurkas in G Major and D major, Op. Posth. 


Renowned pianist Brian Ganz continues his journey through the complete works of Fryderyk Chopin with a celebration of the composer's youthful creations. Among the early works featured will be the composer's 12 Etudes, Op. 10. These masterful gems (some composed when Chopin was only a teenager) have set the standard for demanding technical studies that are also works of great beauty and originality. Also on the program are three nocturnes, including the beloved E-flat Major, and several youthful polonaises and mazurkas. A refreshingly elegant set of variations Chopin composed on the German air “Der Schweizerbub" rounds out the evening.