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Dark Fantasies with Oxana Mikhailoff
Sun, April 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$25.00, $30.00, $35.00. In Advance: 10% Off
Not all classical music is happy. Most of Chopin’s music is very romantic, but the Fantasy-Impromptu shows he had some serious doubts about marriage. Schumann found inspiration in E.T.A. Hoffman’s novel “Kriesleriana,” starring the moody and anti-social mad genius Johannes Kreisler. Schubert identified with the lone wanderer, who was often misunderstood. Even Mozart had a wild streak, which he lets loose in his D minor Fantasy. All of these great artists had one thing in common: they were not afraid to take a walk on the dark side of music.
Recognized by the legendary Martha Argerich as an extraordinary talent, Ms. Mikhailoff has developed a vast repertoire extending from Baroque to modern-day composers including solo works, chamber music and 31 piano concertos. This Russian-born American pianist was honored with the Second Prize at the Martha Argerich International Piano Competition, her eleventh international competition prize. Ms. Mikhailoff subsequently performed in the Martha Argerich festival in the world famous opera house, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires. Ms.Mikhailoff then toured throughout Argentina together with Ms. Argerich.