Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem

May 10, 2021, 8:00 pm

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This performance was recorded live from Nichols Concert Hall as part of the Music Institute of Chicago’ 90th anniversary celebration.

Celebrating 40 years as a piano duo, Music Institute artists in residence and faculty members Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem enjoy an international career as proponents of music for both piano duet and two keyboards. They have appeared with orchestras internationally, including the Chicago Philharmonic and the Vienna Tonkünstler, and performed in recitals throughout the U.S. and Europe. They have commissioned significant new works for the piano duo, including pieces by Joseph Turrin and Patrick Byers. The duo’s CDs on the Summit label include Four Hand Reflections and music of Brahms and Schubert. They are founders of the Music Institute’s Chicago Duo Piano Festival and the Chicago International Duo Piano Competition.

Artists’ biography courtesy of the MIC website.

  • Rondo in A Major, D. 951, by Schubert 

  • Divertissement à la Hongroise, D. 818, by Schubert
    Andante – un poco più mosso
    Andante con moto

  • Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude, by Liszt
    Arrangement for Two Pianos by Emil von Sauer

  • Les Préludes (Poeme Symphonique), by Liszt
    Arrangement for Piano, Four Hands by the Composer

  • Schlummerlied (Berçeuse) from “Weihnachtsbaum”  Franz Liszt

  • Marche Militaire No. 1 in D Major, D. 733, Franz Schubert