Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies will present the first annual E.R. Lorch Memorial Recital on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 with a performance by Italian pianist Emanuele Torquati of works by Beethoven, Busoni, Ivan Fedele, Francesco Filidei, Eric Maestri, and Domenico Scarlatti.
The recital honors the late mathematician Edgar R. Lorch, an early supporter of musical events in the Italian Academy’s Teatro and partner of the Academy’s founding director, Professor Emerita Maristella Lorch.
Natura degli affetti (2010) Eric Maestri (b. 1980)
Sonata in A Major, K. 208 Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Etudes Australes (2003, selection) Ivan Fedele (b. 1953)
Sonata in f minor, K. 69 Scarlatti
Preludio e Filastrocca (2010, rev. 2013) Francesco Filidei (b. 1973)
Fantasia nach J.S. Bach BV 253 Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 81a “Les Adieux” Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Emanuele Torquati is rapidly gaining international recognition for his poetic and passionate music making, communicative performances and engaging programming. His flourishing career has taken him to some of Europe, Canada and America's most illustrious venues, in such diverse cities as Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Banff, New York, Chicago, Vancouver, Boston, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Munich, Graz, Kiev, Ljubljana and Oslo.
From the New York Times coverage of Emanuele Torquati's May 1, 2013, concert.
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