An Evening in Spain with Ruti Abramovitch
This evening is dedicated to piano music written by Mompou, Granados, Ginastera, Lecuona and Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
This evening’s program is made up by music written for the piano by 19th and 20th century composers from Catalonia, Spain, Argentina, and Cuba. The program opens with Childhood Scenes by the Catalan composer Federico Mompou. Pianist Ruti Abramovitch explores the mesmerizing Romantic Scenes of Enrique Granados, which echoes his affinity and admiration for Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin. The avant-garde Argentinian Dances of Alberto Ginastera breaks new ground, blending melancholic tango with folk-dance rhythms.
- Federico Mompou: Scènes d’enfants
- Enrique Granados: Escenas románticas
- Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Cipressi, Op. 17
- Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas
- Ernesto Lecuona: Cordoba from Suite Andalucía
- Ernesto Lecuona/Arcadi Volodos: Malagueña
About the artist
Pianist Ruti Abramovitch is a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Born in Israel, Ruti lived in Chicago for the past decade, performing at some of the city’s most notable concert halls such as Symphony Center, The Art Institute of Chicago, Preston-Bradley Hall at the Cultural Center, and Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston, IL.