This groupmuse happened on Thursday, October 29, at 6:00 PM PDT.

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An online specialized seminar or performance given by musicians; interactive and educational.

A Deeper Dive with Pianist Ian Scarfe - Music of Chopin, Liszt, Bartók, and Barber
Virtual Masterclass

A Deeper Dive with Pianist Ian Scarfe - Music of Chopin, Liszt, Bartók, and Barber

Thu, October 29, 2020 6:00 PM, PDT


Ian Scarfe Superhost

Pianist Ian Scarfe - one of the most prolific Groupmuse performers to date - has always made storytelling a part of his concert performances. His humorous and casual attitude toward presenting classical music is a refreshing way to get deeper understanding without the stuffy college-theory-class vibe.

His "master class" will take the audience on an interactive exploration, and live performance, of several great masterpieces for the piano. One part history and context, and two parts listening guide, this is a kind of musical break-down that is meant to be enjoyed by any music lover, regardless of their education or experience.

Scarfe will tackle some of the most impressive and expressive works for the piano, including Frederic Chopin's "Barcarolle, Op. 60", Franz Liszt's "Concert Etudes", Bela Bartók's "Suite, Op. 14", and Samuel Barber's "Excursions, Op. 20".


Franz Liszt - Concert Etude in D-flat Major, "un sospiro..."
Frederic Chopin - Barcarolle, Op. 60
Bela Bartók - Suite, Op. 14
Samuel Barber - Excursions, Op. 20


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George Kahn, over 1 year ago

Wonderful, Ian. I'll send this out to the folk who loved your performances at our home and enjoyed your presentations.

Ian Scarfe, over 1 year ago

Thank you to everyone who joined for the program on Thursday! It was a really special occasion, and I hope we can do more just like this!

Jessica Stanton, over 1 year ago

so lovely! i always hear so much more in the music after hearing you talk about it - thanks for the musicality and for the extra educational dimension!


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