Juilliard PianoScope

Illuminating Music: Piano Works Inspired by Visual Art

Visual art has long unleashed the imagination of composers, and it continues to do so today. Hear piano music by Liszt, Debussy, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Granados, and others, accompanied by projections of the visual art that inspired the music, including from the Morgan’s own collections. The program includes two world premieres co-commissioned by Juilliard and the Morgan by composers Paola Prestini and Tengku Irfan.


Liszt, Sposalizio (Marriage) from Years of Pilgrimage, Vol. 2 (1858), Rieko Tsuchida, piano
Liszt, Il penseroso (The Thinker) from Years of Pilgrimage, Vol. 2 (1858), Christopher Staknys, piano
Mussorgsky, From Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), Angie Zhang, piano 
Debussy, Feux d’artifice (Fireworks) from Preludes, Book 2 (1913), Nathan Ben-Yehuda, piano
Tengku Irfan, Characters in Conversation by Tengku Irfan World premiere, Derek Wang, piano
Mussorgsky, From Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), Salome Jordania, piano
Debussy, L’isle Joyeuse (Isle of Joy, 1904),  Kyungho Yu, piano
Granados, El pelele from Goyescas (1911),  Zhu Wang, piano 
Rachmaninoff, Prelude in B minor, op. 32, no. 10, Thomas Steigerwald, piano   
Paola Prestini, Seurat’s Path World premiere, Mackenzie Melemed, piano
Mussorgsky, From Pictures at an Exhibition, Mackenzie Melemed, piano 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:30 pm
$20; $15 for members; free for Juilliard students and faculty.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail [email protected] for information.