Teresa Carreño, Composer

February 16, 2019, 7:00 pm

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George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress) Restored by Adam Cuerden. This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ggbain.23737. Image cropped, contrast adjusted.

Born in Venezuela in 1853, Teresa Carreño was one the first Latin American women with an international career as a pianist, composer and teacher. Fiesta looks into the life and music of this piano virtuoso nicknamed the “Valkyrie of the Piano.”

Playlist

La falsa nota (The Wrong Note), by Teresa Carreño

Un sueño en el mar (A dream at Sea)

Ballade Op. 15
Clara Rodríguez, piano

Ballade No.1, by Frédéric Chopin
Teresa Carreño, piano (1905, player piano roll)

String Quartet in B Minor, by Teresa Carreño
Roche String Quartet

Corbeille de fluers, by Teresa Carreño
Alan Feinberg, piano