Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Photo: Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier

Coolidge Auditorium

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Canadian pianists Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier have been performing together since their student days, and have developed a remarkable sensitivity to the four-hand and two-piano literature. Their program features staples of the Russian two-piano repertoire, with a few hidden gems included. This performance celebrates the Library’s acquisition of the manuscript of the two-piano version of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, a work for which the Library now possesses all major source materials.


Fantaisie-tableaux (Suite no. 1), op. 5


Rapsodie espagnole


Suite no. 1 in F major, op. 15


Russian Round Dance (A Tale), op. 58/1


Symphonic Dances, op. 45

6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

Blair Johnston, PhD, Associate Professor of Music Theory, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University