Pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs Brahms



Tanglewood (297 West St., Lenox, MA 01240, Lenox MA)

In a series of four performances, internationally acclaimed pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform Brahms’ Complete Works for Piano.

Program 1 — August 16
Eight Piano Pieces, Op. 76
11 Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 21, No. 1
14 Variations on a Hungarian Melody, Op. 21, No. 2
Four Ballades, Op. 10
Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35, Book 1

Program 2 — August 18
Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 2
Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118
Three Intermezzi, Op. 117
Variations and Fugue in B-flat, on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

Program 3 – August 23
Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79
Seven Fantasies, Op. 116
Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35, Book 2
Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5

Program 4 – August 25
Scherzo in E-flat minor, Op. 4
Variations in F-sharp minor on a theme by Schumann, Op. 9
Sonata No. 1 in C, Op. 1
16 Waltzes, Op. 39
Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119

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Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide with repertoire ranging widely over piano literature. Known as a leading performer of Frédéric Chopin, he has also won acclaim for his performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire and concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him.

In 2018-19 season he launched an ambitious project spread over multiple seasons exploring the complete solo piano works of Brahms in four programs to be heard in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Los Angeles, London and a number of cities across North America.

In concerto repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Brahms and Barber, he returned to the Nashville, Oregon, Dallas Symphonies, Washington Kennedy Center with Melbourne Symphony and internationally with orchestras in Seoul, Helsinki, Zagreb, Tallinn, Manchester and London.