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Friday, May 5, 2023 at 5:00pm
129 Ho Plaza Cornell University: Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
This performance has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the fall.
Theodora Serbanescu-Martin recital. “Extreme Pianism: the Discipline, Methods, and Gimmicks of Nineteenth-Century Virtuosity.” Pianist and PhD candidate Theodora Serbanescu-Martin uncovers the inner mechanics of the nineteenth century’s most extreme pianistic idioms through the performance of Liszt’s Réminiscences de Don Juan, Schubert’s “Wanderer” Fantasy, and Brahms’s left-hand transcription of J. S. Bach’s D-minor chaconne for solo violin) alongside the presentation of two reconstructed objects — Henri Herz’s “Dactylion” and Friedrich Kalkbrenner’s "Guide-Main" — that were built to train unruly fingers and strengthen pliable wrists.