Johann Sebastian Bach- Capriccio über die Abreise des sehr geschätzten Bruders BWV 992 is an early descriptive work by J. S. Bach describing the various states in which he was confronted with the departure of his beloved brother Johann Jakob. This piece was probably composed in 1704. Each movement has a title given by the composer. One hears colors ranging from youthful hope to dark sadness to joyful anticipation.
Thomas Adès- Mazurkas op. 27 no. 1 and 2 were composed in 2009. The author, drawing on F. Chopin, writes contemporary, harmonically non-obvious mazurkas full of imaginative timbres that spread musical light reflections on the keyboard.
Nikolai Medtner- Sonata in G minor, Op. 22 is a one-movement work completed in 1910. The sonata's progression seems like one unbroken, energetic line. It is a tremendously dramatic piece, combining dark passages in the low register with heavenly bright melodies. The piece also contains quotations of melodies by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Russian folk songs.
The 29-year-old Karolina Tomaszewska was born in Poland. She studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne in the class of Professor Sheila Arnold. She is currently studying at École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot in the class of Professor Rena Shereshevskaya. She is a laureate of many international competitions- among others: second prize at the International Piano Competition American Protégé, first prize at the International Music Competition in Corato, third prize at the International Piano Competition "Chopin Roma" in Rome, third prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition in MariańskieŁaźnie, first prize at the International Mozart Piano Competition in Frascatti, second prize at the International Piano Competition in Barletta, first prize at the International Piano Competition M. Magin in Paris. As a prize winner of the piano competition American Protégé she had her debut at the Carnegie Chamber Music Hall.
In addition to her solo recitals, her goal is to help music students practice more effectively so they can achieve their goals more quickly. She shares her knowledge of how to design practice processes to prepare for concerts, competitions, and recordings.
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