Drew Petersen Recital
Petersen’s recital program predominantly celebrates American music of the 20th century, including piano sonatas of Samuel Barber, Elliott Carter, and Charles Ives; and a set of rarely-heard Fantasy Pieces by Charles Tomlinson Griffes. The program opens with Judith Zaimont’s Attars, commissioned by American Pianists Association for the five finalists to perform in the New Music Recital of the 2017 American Pianists Awards. Later this year, Petersen will record this complete program for his debut solo album on the Steinway & Sons label.
Attars by Judith Lang Zaimont (b. 1945)
“The Alcotts” from Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840-60 by Charles Ives (1874 – 1954)
Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor, op. 26 by Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)
Piano Sonata by Elliott Carter (1908 – 2012)
Fantasy Pieces, op. 6 by Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 – 1920)