Recital at Tuesday Musical in Cleveland, Ohio

Recital at Tuesday Musical in Cleveland, Ohio
Martín García García – Pianist
Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 PM • EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Last year, Spanish pianist Martín García García joined the likes of Sergei Babayan, Angela Hewitt, Jean-Yves Thibaudet by winning the Cleveland International Piano Competition — known as one of the most intense, prestigious and highly rewarded ($75,000 prize!) musical contests in the world. Then he went on to win at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Our Margaret Baxtresser Annual Piano Concert, this is a special opportunity to catch a rising young star.

The Program

Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes Op. 13
One of the most astounding musical accomplishments of the 19th century, this work is as significant for Schumann as were the Goldberg Variations for Bach or the Diabelli Variations for Beethoven.

Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5
Brahms, enamored of Beethoven and the classical style, composed Piano Sonata No. 3 with a masterful combination of free Romantic spirit and strict classical architecture. He was barely 20 years old at the time. As a further testament to Brahms’ affinity for Beethoven, the Piano Sonata is infused with the instantly recognizable motive from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 during the first, third, and fourth movements.

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