Classical composers of the 18th and 19th centuries took inspiration from the music of foreign lands such as Turkey, Indonesia and even the Americas. Laura Kargul will present a solo program illustrating the influence of other cultures on traditional classical composers: Haydn’s high-spirited Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:37, replete with Ottoman musical gestures; Chopin’s Barcarolle, a vivid evocation of Venice; Debussy’s captivating suite Estampes, inspired by hearing a Javanese gamelan at the World’s Fair in Paris; and one of Schubert’s most intriguing works, the monumental Sonata in B-Flat Major, D 960, composed while he was immersed in the books of American writer James Fenimore Cooper.
Dr. Alfred & D. Suzi Osher School of Music
$15 general admission, $10 discount