The piano evolved from the harpsichord and ultimately replaced it, just as the keytar did with human limbs. Savor musical evolution with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see “Elements of Love”
- When: Friday, October 25, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Carnegie Hall
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $40 for the parquet sides or center rear (up to an $81 value)
- $57 for the parquet center front or the first tier (up to a $101 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Praised by the New York Times for her “liquid, dreamlike renditions of romantic classics,” pianist Katya Grineva presents an evening of emotional music. In addition to several full pieces, she will also draw from a grab bag of shorter works by such composers as Liszt, Bloch, and Falla.
- Chopin—Nocturne in E-flat Major: The darkly elegant nocturne was dedicated to Madame Camille Pleyel, a woman whose charms once drove composer Hector Berlioz to concoct an elaborate triple-murder-suicide plot after she broke off their engagement (he didn’t go through with it).
- Schubert—Abschied from Schwanengesang: Schubert’s merry piece uses a poem written by Ludwig Rellstab to describe a traveler’s bittersweet adieu to a beloved town.
- Ravel—Une barque sur l’océan from Miroirs: Filled with lush arpeggios that evoke the movements of the ocean waves, Ravel’s score transports listeners to the sea and retroactively justifies their decisions to bring seagulls to the hall.
- Satie—Gymnopédie No. 1: A dramatic break with musical forms when they were composed, Satie’s Gymnopédies strove to create an ambient mood rather than tell a story or follow a melodic structure.
- Rimsky-Korsakov—The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship from Scheherazade: The opening movement of this sonic retelling of the Arabian Nights makes use of multiple melodies, by turns martial and haunting.<p>
Among the world's most storied venues, Carnegie Hall has hosted the finest performers since philanthropist Andrew Carnegie founded it more than 120 years ago. Finished in 1891, the structure was planned just before the advent of steel-frame construction, necessitating a solid masonry design that insulates its halls from outside noise and lends the exterior its red-brick charm. The hall's architects traveled to Europe during the planning stages, carefully noting the acoustic qualities of the continent's best venues while finding themselves put off by the overwrought baroque stylings of many of the buildings. The resultant design eschews flowery ornamentation for a spare, elegant Italian Renaissance style, coupled with peerless sonic resonance. The Hall's centerpiece—the historic Perelman Stage—is renowned for its acoustics and Italian design rife with white walls, gold fixtures, and graffiti tags from Michelangelo.
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