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Bahar Soyoz, piano | Graduate Student Recital
Sunday • May 16, 2021 | 7:30 pm
*J.Brahms – Intermezzo A Major op.118 no:2
This intermezzo is the second piece of Brahms’s ‘6 Klavierstücke’(six pieces for piano). It is one of his later works, and he dedicated it to Clara Schumann.
*Samuel Durand – Reminiscence
Talented Samuel Durand is a Longy composer and a pianist. He has finished this piece for solo piano in early 2020. He continues his studies at Longy School of Music.
*A.Adnan Saygun – ‘Sepetcioglu’ from Demet Suite op.33
The famous Turkish composer Saygun has written the Demet Suite for violin and piano. The suite includes four pieces, and three of them are traditional Turkish dances. Sepetcioglu is a traditional slow dance which is performed in the city Kastamonu(located northern Turkey).
*J.Brahms – Violin Sonata No:3 D minor, op.108
The last violin sonata of Brahms, which he dedicated to his colleague and friend Hans von Bülow. Unlike the previous sonatas it has four movements.
*F.Schubert – Winterreise 1-12, D 911
The song cycle ‘Winterreise’ (winter journey) was published the same year Schubert had passed away. This is the second cycle of Schubert composed on W. Müller’s poems. The story within the poetry is told by a heartbroken man, leaving his town, and going into the wilderness in the middle of winter. He struggles with his feelings of love, loneliness, and frustration. In his journey, he tries to leave his loved one behind but he is in fact carrying his broken heart wherever he goes. Therefore he cannot escape his feelings.