Beatrice Rana © Marie-Staggat
Beatrice possesses an old soul that belies her twenty years, and more than a touch of genius Gramophone, January 2014
  • Brahms, Johannes Piano Concerto No. 1
  • SCHUMANN (Orch. RAVEL) Selections from Carnaval
  • Schumann Symphony No. 2

Succumb to the tempestuous emotion of Brahms’s most passionate piano concerto. Conceived after the attempted suicide of Brahms’s friend and mentor Robert Schumann, this stormy piece finds fierce expression at the hands of 23-year-old Italian prodigy Beatrice Rana. The youngest winner ever of the Montreal International Piano Competition in 2011, Rana makes her NAC debut by special invitation of our Music Director Alexander Shelley. The evening culminates with Schumann’s own Second Symphony, written as the composer attempted to overcome his feelings of depression through music.

Thursday Ovation series subscribers attend Friday performance.

Duration

Performance is approximately 2 hours including intermission.

video: Beatrice Rana Cliburn 2013
Beatrice Rana Cliburn 2013
video: Alexander Shelley and Brahms
Alexander Shelley and Brahms
Beatrice Rana © Marie-Staggat
Beatrice Rana © Marie Staggat
Beatrice Rana © Nicolas Bets
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