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Jonathan Fisher Performs Liszt and Prokofiev at Bösendorfer New York's Artist Salon

- Classical and Cultural Connections

Artist Salon
Jonathan Fisher
Performs Rzewski, Chopin, Liszt
At
Bösendorfer New York
www.bosendorfernewyork.com
200 Lexington Avenue
Suite 902
New York, NY 10016
212.684.1956
Gerhard Feldmann, President, and Lisa L. Feldmann, EVP

Featuring:
Jonathan Fisher on the Bösendorfer Piano

And
Bösendorfer Loudspeakers, powered by Art Audio and Gill Audio Design Amplifiers, fed by Einstein's "The Last Record Player" and – connected via Dynamic Design cabling

Welcome Comments by Lisa L. Feldmann
And Professor Josephine Reiter


Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
May 10, 2006


(See a Feature of the Bösendorfer Loudspeakers).

Program:
Frederic Rzewski: Mayn Yingele

Frederic Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20

Franz Liszt: Transcendental Étude XI, “Harmonies du Soir”

Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 29



Tonight’s Bösendorfer artist, Jonathan Fisher, attended the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Fisher is an accomplished jazz and classical pianist and recently won Artists International’s Special Presentation Award in the 34th Annual Debut Award Audition competition. Mr. Fisher performs a 4-hands duo with pianist Brenna Berman, and the duo has performed in music festivals in Philadelphia.

The Rzewski work, with Yiddish intonations, includes mostly melodic meandering, with an inclusion of staccato dissonance, plus stark contrasts in volume and mood. Rapid fingering in the lower registers brings out the resonance and virtuosity of the Bösendorfer. Fisher brought out, in the Chopin work, some passionate pleading and soft sensuality. Lightning, stormy effects followed, as a waterfall of notes resounded against three repetitive chords. The Liszt began with quiet surreal chords, rolling up and down the keyboard, plus a romantic, balletic theme. Contrasts in tone and texture were evident.

The final Prokofiev work, in three movements, immediately included mixed tonal and atonal elements. Vibrant spinning music introduced the third, final movement, following the melancholia of the second movement. Mr. Fisher closed the performance with a Schumann Viennese Carnival passage. Jonathan Fisher certainly has a bright musical future, as his poise and professionalism were presented throughout.



Jonathan Fisher at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Jonathan Fisher at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Lisa Feldmann, Jonathan Fisher, and Jonathan's Parents
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Jonathan and Friend
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Post-Concert Reception
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Gerhard at the Bar
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Post-Concert Reception
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Jonathan's Fans
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Post-Concert Reception
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Prof. Josephine Reiter and Guest
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Maja Sponring
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Prof. Felipe Hall and Lisa Feldmann
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Post-Concert Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net