Saturday, February 21, 2009 8 PM, at Magee Theatre
Mr. Siirala’s debut recording of Schubert transcriptions for Naxos in 2003 received outstanding reviews. The following year, his recording of works by Brahms for Ondine received Gramophone Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” award, and the highest rating in the category of interpretation from Piano News.
At the heart of Antti Siirala’s repertoire are the compositions of Beethoven and Brahms. This season, he continues his cycle of the complete Beethoven piano works at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
Bach – Partita No. 1 B flat major BWV 825
Brahms – Rhapsody in B minor Op. 79 No. 1
Brahms – Variations in D major op. 21/1
Chopin – Three Mazurkas op. 50
Sonata in b minor op. 58