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Sunday March 14 2021 at 5:00 PM

× Les Parisiennes with Gilles Vonsattel, pianist Wu Han, pianist

Swiss-born pianist Gilles Vonsattel has carved himself an international career as a concerto soloist, recitalist, recording artist and especially as a chamber musician. One of today’s most thoughtful and articulate performers, he has crafted this unique program inspired by love, infatuation, and the women that surrounded fin-de-siècle French composers. Gabriel Fauré’s Dolly Suite, written for the daughter of his mistress, Emma Bardac, features alongside the Petite Suite written by another of Bardac’s lovers, Claude Debussy. Also included is D’un vieux jardin by one of classical music’s most celebrated women composers, Lili Boulanger. GABRIEL FAURÈ (1845–1924) Dolly Suite for Piano, Four Hands, op. 56 (1894–1896) Berceuse Mi-a-ou Jardin de Dolly Kitty Valse Tendresse Pas espagnole LOUISE FARRENC (1804–1875) Air Russe Varié for Solo Piano, op. 17 (1835) CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918) Petite Suite for Piano, Four Hands (1886–1889) En bateau Cortège Menuet Ballet LILI BOULANGER (1893–1918) D’un vieux jardin for Solo Piano (1914) MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937) La Valse for Piano, Four Hands (1919–1920) Gilles Vonsattel, Wu Han, piano

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Explorers Series - Digital Programs
50 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton CA 94027