Monday, January 12, 2009

Inauguration ... [Or Why Spend $500 For A Gala Ticket ($90 In Kyiv) When You Can Spend $20 To Listen To Some Of The Most Beautiful Music Ever Written]

... of our 2009 Series Concert!
François-Frédéric Guy
plays Brahms, Beethoven & Schubert

François-Frédéric Guy is firmly established as a pianist of immense interpretative authority and superlative technique, especially admired in music of the Austro-German tradition. With his exceptional command of keyboard sonority, he has made a specialty of works on the grandest scale, such as the major piano works of Brahms, and Beethoven's Hammerklavier. His recording of this last work was recently declared the best available by BBC Radio 3's "Building a Library."

"This (...) French pianist captures the audaciousness and wild flights of the score and plays brilliantly. Yet there is remarkable clarity and poise in his performance. Textures are clear; every note speaks; no detail is fudged."
- The New York Times


BRAHMS: Fantasia Op116
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No 31 in A flat Major Op110
SCHUBERT: Sonata for Piano in A Major, D959

A wine reception to meet the pianist will follow the performance.

WHAT: François-Frédéric Guy
WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 7:30 PM
WHERE : La Maison Française
4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007
PURCHASE: Online at

Warm regards,

Roland Celette
Cultural Attaché | Director of La Maison Française


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