Sunday, April 29, 2:00 pm
In a career spanning more than five decades, Robert Silverman has climbed every peak of serious pianism: lauded performances of the complete sonata cycles by Beethoven and Mozart; concerts in prestigious halls across the globe; orchestral appearances with many of the world’s greatest conductors; and award-winning recordings distributed internationally.
Recognized as one of Canada’s premiere pianists, Robert Silverman has reached a level of musical and technical authority that can only be accomplished after years of deep commitment to the instrument and its vast literature. Many aspects of Silverman’s playing are frequently noted: a polished technique, an extraordinary range of tonal palette, an uncanny ability to sing his way into the heart of a phrase, and probing interpretations of the most complex works in the repertoire.
In 2013, Silverman was named to the Order of Canada.
Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49
Prelude in C# Minor, Op. 45
Two Nocturnes, Op. 62
1. B major
2. E major
Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54
Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
Three Waltzes. Op. 64
1. D flat major (“Minute Waltz)
2. C# minor
3. A flat major
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor.