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      January 19, 2019

      Saturday   7:30 PM

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      A Different Kind of "B"-Line

      THOMAS HECHT, piano PROGRAMME BEETHOVENSix Bagatelles, Op. 126I.              Andante con motoII.             AllegroIII.            AndanteIV.            PrestoV.             Quasi allegrettoVI.            Presto BRAHMSFour Ballades, Op. 10I.              Andante-AllegroII.             Andante-Allegro non troppoIII.            Intermezzo: AllegroIV.            Andante con moto Intermission BARBERBallade, Op. 46 (1977) Sonata for Piano, Op. 26 (1949)I.              Allegro energicoII.             Allegro vivace e leggeroIII.            Adagio mestoIV.            Fuga: Allegro con spirito ABOUT THE EVENT We have come to associate the letter “B” with many of the great composers, with Bach, Beethoven and Brahms respectfully referred to as “The Three B’s.“ Pianist Thomas Hecht follows pathways from the Old World to the New - drawing parallels to an American “B”, the neoclassic composer Samuel Barber, whose piano writing owes as much to the pithy sonatas of Beethoven as it does to the enriched sonorities of Brahms. Featured on Prof. Hecht’s dynamic programme will be the Six Bagatelles (Op. 126) of Beethoven, the haunting Four Ballades (Op. 10) of Brahms and Barber’s Ballade (1977) and Sonata (1949), a 20th-century tour de force. ABOUT THOMAS HECHT Renowned American pianist and pedagogue Thomas Hecht is the founding Head of Keyboard Studies at the YST Conservatory in Singapore. Over the span of three decades he has concertised on five continents as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician. Professor Hecht also enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the leading teachers of his generation, having produced a multitude of first prizewinners in solo and two piano competitions throughout the United States, Europe and Australasia. Thomas Hecht is a Steinway Artist, with recordings on the Delos, Azica, Elysium & Atoll Labels. Please note that by clicking on the link, you will be directly forwarded to a third party independent site, which is not developed nor maintained by National University of Singapore (NUS). The website could be subject to data protection and privacy practices and you are encouraged to examine them before proceeding to share your personal data. NUS will collect, use and/or disclose the personal data submitted through this third party independent site for the purpose of registration and/or management of the event. Photography and Videography will be taken during the event. National University of Singapore may use some or all of these images in print and social media. Out of respect for other concert goers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.

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