Chopin: The Late Style

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Suffern Free Library
Large Meeting Room

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Frederic Chopin’s final pieces exhibit a mastery of craft and a compression of ideas that that are so rich that these last works are often called his “late style.”  Chopin wrote Mazurkas for his entire compositional life, and in his Op. 59 Mazurkas country dances are forged into formidable masterpieces that somehow retain both their rustic origins and their graceful lilt.  His third and last Sonata is a tour-de-force of what is humanly possible on the piano.  Chopin marries some of his most poetic ideas with powerful and heroic writing in a work that is electrifying to this day.  Please join us in a lecture recital that will highlight how Chopin creates some of his greatest pieces and shed some light on his late style. Matthew Harrison on piano.


Mazurkas Op. 59 No. 1 in A minor

                                No. 2 in A-flat major

                               No. 3 in F-sharp minor


3rd Sonata Op. 58 in B-minor

Event Type(s): Music for Adults
Presenter: Matthew Harrison
Suffern Free Library
(845) 357-1237

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