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Season: 108th
Concert: Eighth
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Andrea Lucchesini
Wednesday Evening, October 22, 1986, at 8:00 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Preludes from Op. 23
.....Sergei Rachmaninoff
(l. Apr. 1, 1873; d. Mar. 28, 1943)
No. 2 in B-flat major No. 3 in D minor No. 4 in D major
No. 5 in G minor No. 6 in E-flat major No. 7 in C minor
Preludes from Op. 32 ..................................... Rachmaninoff
No. 1 in C major No. 5 in G major No. 8 in A minor
No. 3 in E major
No. 12 in G-sharp minor
No. 6 in F minor
Twenty-four Preludes, Op. 28 ........................... Frederic Chopin
(b. Mar. 1, 1810; d. Oct. 11, 1849)
No. 1 in C major No. 2 in A minor No. 3 in G major No. 4 in E minor No. 5 in D major No. 6 in B minor No. 7 in A major No. 8 in F-sharp minor No. 9 in E major No. 10 in C-sharp minor No. 11 in B major No. 12 in G-sharp minor
No. 13 in F-sharp minor No. 14 in E-flat minor No. 15 in D-flat major No. 16 in B-flat minor No. 17 in A-flat major No. 18 in F minor No. 19 in E-flat major No. 20 in C minor No. 21 in B-flat major No. 22 in G minor No. 23 in F major No. 24 in D minor
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The Musical Society gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Ford Motor Company Fund for underwriting the costs of this house program.
Eighth Concert of the 108th Season Twenty-fourth Annual Chamber Arts Series
About the Artist
America is now hearing one of today's most exciting young pianistic virtuosos, Andrea Lucchesini, whose recent successes in the capitals of Europe have been ex?traordinary. Before the age of twenty, the Italian pianist had performed in Rome, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Milan, Naples, Florence, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Bonn, and Cologne. He scored a major success with the Vienna Symphony in December 1985 and was immediately re-engaged. His debut with the Berlin Philharmonic is scheduled for May 1987; he will also return to perform with the Munich Philharmonic, and a first tour ofjapan is imminent. With his growing fame, Lucchesini is already booked two seasons ahead.
The Newport Music Festival first introduced Lucchesini to the United States in 1984, and his success was so great that he was invited to return the next two seasons. His American orchestral debut was with the Dallas Symphony in July 1986, and this month he performs in the opening concerts of the Indianapolis Symphony under John Nelson. In addition to Ann Arbor, his recital debuts this season include Chicago, under the auspices of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles, at Ambassador Auditorium; Cincin?nati; and in Vancouver, his first Canadian appearance. The summer of 1986 also saw his New York debut at the Caramoor Festival.
Andrea Lucchesini has an exclusive recording contract with EMIAngel Records. His first recording, made at age nineteen, consists of works by Franz Liszt and has received unusually high praise. His newest recording, a Chopin collection including the B-minor Sonata, has already been released in Europe with particularly outstanding reviews.
Lucchesini was born in Montecatini, near Florence, on July 8, 1965. Showing unusual talent from his earliest years, he began piano studies at the age of seven with the renowned pianist Maria Tipo and remained with her exclusively as his talent developed. Between 1974 and 1981, he won a total of eight competitions. He graduated with distinction from the Instituto Musicalc Giuseppe Verdi in 1982.
In 1983, Lucchesini was awarded First Prize in the fourth annual Dino Ciano Inter?national Piano Competition sponsored by La Scala in Milan. His victory in this prestigious competition brought special rejoicing to his homeland, for he was the first Italian to win that honor. Four days later Lucchesini appeared in a sold-out recital at La Scala in Milan, playing works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Liszt. Reported the Milan press: "The temple of Italian music reached a fever pitch of excitement. Lucchesini showed a mastery of the piano and that clarity of technique which had been so impressive last Saturday. But also, perhaps electrified by the special atmosphere, he demonstrated a warmth of interpretation and histrionic verve which had not been in evidence on the earlier occasion. Well-deserved ovations from his audience persuaded him to play several encores." Thus was launched the career of the young pianist who "already belongs to the international class . . . even in Vienna (he) is a rarity." Salzburger Nachrichten (12-11-85)
Coming Concerts
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pianist ................................. Sun. Nov. 2
Schumann: Two Novelettes of Op. 21, Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor;
Schubert: Two Pieces, Op. Post., "Wanderer" Fantasy, Op. 15 The King's Singers .......................................... Sat. Nov. 8
English Madrigals; music of Thomas Tallis, Luciano Bcrio, Frank Bridge,
Paul Drayton; and light repertoire arrangements L'Orchestre National de Lyon........................... Tues. Nov. 11
Serge Baudo, Conductor, Gerard Poulet, Violinist
Berlioz: Beatrice el Benedict Overture; Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2;
Dutillcux: Symphony No. 1; Rousscl: Bacchus el Ariane New Arts Trio (piano, violin, cello) ........................ Tues. Nov. 18
Haydn: Trio in C major, Hob. XV, No. 27; Shostakovich: Trio in E minor;
Beethoven: "Archduke" Trio, Op. 97
Handel's MwsiVjiDonali Bryant ....................... Fri.-Sun. Dec. 5-7
Pittsburgh Ballet, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ............Fri-Sun. Dec. 12-14
The Canadian Brass ....................................... Sat. Dec. 13
Murray Perahia, Pianist.....................................Sun. Dec. 14
Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat, Op. 31, No. 3; Schumann: Sonata No. 2 in G minor;
Chopin: Four Ballades
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