Lise De La Salle

Lise De La Salle

The Washington Post gushed of Lise de la Salle’s performance, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe...the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.” Twenty-four-year-old French pianist Lise de la Salle has emerged as one of the most acclaimed artists of her generation, praised for inspired performances of virtuosity and depth. She has performed with the Boston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and many other world-class orchestras. Ms. de la Salle began playing piano at the age of four and gave her first concert at nine in a live broadcast on Radio-France. At 16, she came to international attention with her Bach/Liszt recording for Naive Records which was selected by Gramophone as “Recording of the Month.” Houston audiences won’t want to miss her performance!

The Program

Johannes Brahms Theme and Variations Op. 18b in D minor (1860)
Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79
Molto passionato, ma non troppo allegro

Maurice Ravel 
Gaspard de la nuit (1908)
Le Gibet


Frédéric Chopin 
Preludes, Op. 28 (1839)
Prelude in C Major – Agitato 
Prelude in A Minor – Lento
Prelude in G Major – Vivace 
Prelude in E Minor – Largo 
Prelude in D Major – Molto allegro
Prelude in B Minor – Lento assai 
Prelude in A Major – Andantino 
Prelude in F-sharp Minor – Molto agitato
Prelude in E Major – Largo
Prelude in C-sharp Minor – Molto allegro
Prelude in B Major – Vivace
Prelude in G-sharp Minor – Presto
Prelude in F-sharp Major – Lento 
Prelude in E-flat Minor – Allegro 
Prelude in D-flat Major, “Raindrop” – Sostenuto 
Prelude in B-flat Minor – Presto con fuoco 
Prelude in A-flat Major – Allegretto 
Prelude in F Minor – Molto allegro 
Prelude in E-flat Major – Vivace 
Prelude in C Minor, Chord or Funeral March –Largo 
Prelude in B-flat Major – Cantabile 
Prelude in G Minor – Molto agitato 
Prelude in F Major – Moderato 
Prelude in D Minor – Allegro appassionato 

The program is subject to change.


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