Giuseppe Albanese

Giuseppe Albanese

Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.
Join Nuvi Mehta for "What’s the Score?" at 7:25 p.m.

Ventura Missionary Church
500 High Point Drive
Ventura, California

Giuseppe Albanese presents a quintessentially romantic program featuring Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata, Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy (a work Schubert himself found too difficult to play), Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantasy, and Liszt’s virtuoso Reminiscences of Norma.

Albanese’s many prizes include First Prize at the Premio Venezia International Piano Competition, best performance of contemporary music at the 54th Busoni International Piano Competition and First Prize at the 2nd "Vendome Prize" International Piano Competition in 2003. He has performed in all major theatres in Italy and in solo recitals and with orchestras in Berlin, London, Lisbon and New York. In 1998, he recorded his first CD in Rome containing the Fantasies of Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Scriabin. Three subsequent recordings include the music of Mendelssohn, Debussy, Szymanowski, Bartok and MacDowell.

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata, Op. 57 in F minor “Appassionata”
Franz Schubert Fantasy, D. 760 in C Major "Wanderer"
Frederick Chopin Polonaise-fantaisie, Op. 61in A-Flat Major
Franz Liszt Réminiscences de Norma