Internationally renowned Cuban pianist Frank Fernández has played in some 40 countries, but never the United States – until now. On August 18th, Fernández made his long-overdue recital debut in the U.S. as part of the Ravinia Festival. He offered a sample of some of his Ravinia recital in WFMT’s Levin Studio in concert, spoke with Elbio Barilari, host of Fiesta!
“Ave Maria,” by Shubert (Improvisation by Frank Fernández)
“Tres danzas cubanas,” by Cervantes
Piano Sonata No. 21, Op. 53, by Beethoven
“La Comparsa,” by Lecuona
“Habanera and Conga de mediodía from Suite para dos pianos,” by Fernández