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Evren Ozel plays Chopin

Pianist Evren OzelPhoto: Dana Mooney

Performance Today - July 22, 2022


July 22, 2022

Pianist Evren Ozel says the first time he learned to play a Chopin waltz was an act of rebellion - his teacher told him not to do it...and he did it anyway. On today's show, Evren Ozel plays music he loves by Chopin with no one to tell him otherwise.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Benjamin Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6: Movement 4 Lullaby
Angelo Xiang Yu, violin | Gloria Chien, piano
Album: Music@Menlo Live

Frederic Chopin: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35
Evren Ozel, piano
Schubert Club and Chopin Society of MN, Ordway Concert Hall, St Paul, MN

Johannes Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18 Movement 1
James Thompson and Angela Wee, violins | Matthew Lipman and Cindy Wu, violas | Audrey Chen and Sterling Elliott, cellos
Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, Spieker Center for the Arts, Atherton, CA

Agustin Barrios: La Catedral
Berta Rojas, guitar
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, NY

Hour 2

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77 No. 1, Hob. III:81 "Lobkowitz": III. Menuetto. Presto
Goldmund Quartet
Album: Haydn: String Quartets

Richard Strauss, arr. Franz Hasenöhrl: Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders! (Grotesque musicale), Op.28
Stephen Rose, violin | Daniel Gilbert, clarinet | Michael Kroth, bassoon | Michael Thornton, horn | Susan Cahill, bass
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO

William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony: Movement 1 The Bond of Africa
The Orchestra Now | Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College - The Orchestra Now, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20 No. 5
Goldmund Quartet
Chamber Music Northwest, Bibliothekssaal Polling, Bavaria, Germany