Concert at the Belleville Philharmonic Hall - 116 North Jackson, Belleville, IL


 *Robert Schumann/Franz Liszt: "Widmung" [Dedication]
Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 in A-flat major 
Frederic Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36
Frederic Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Frederic Chopin: Two Waltzes, Nos. 1 & 2, Op. 64 
Johann Strauss/Schulz-Eyler: Concert Arabesque on “The Beautiful Blue Danube”

     —Intermission—

Peter. Ilych Tchaikovsky/Mikhail Pletnev: Concert Suite from “The Nutcracker Ballet”
March of the Tin Soldiers, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Tarantella, Intermezzo-A Pine Forest in Winter, Trepak (Russian Dance), Tea (Chinese Dance), Andante Maestoso (Pas de deux)
Claude Debussy: “Reflets dans l’eau” from Images Book 1 
Claude Debussy: "Feux
d’artifice" from Preludes Book 2 
Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Two Preludes, Nos. 4 & 5, Op. 23 
Mily Balakirev: "Islamey" Oriental Fantasy 

*Widmung
Friedrich Rückert
Du meine Seele, du mein Herz,
Du meine Wonn’, o du mein Schmerz,
Du meine Welt, in der ich lebe,
Mein Himmel du, darein ich schwebe,
O du mein Grab, in das hinab
Ich ewig meinen Kummer gab!
Du bist die Ruh, du bist der Frieden,
Du bist vom Himmel mir beschieden.
Dass du mich liebst, macht mich mir wert,
Dein Blick hat mich vor mir verklärt,
Du hebst mich liebend über mich,
Mein guter Geist, mein bess’res Ich!
Dedication

Translation by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)
You my soul, you my heart,
You my rapture, O you my pain,
You my world in which I live,
My heaven you, to which I aspire,
O
you my grave, into which
My grief forever I’ve consigned!
You are repose, you are peace,
You are bestowed on me from heaven.
Your love for me gives me my worth,
Your eyes transfigure me in mine,
You raise me lovingly above myself,
My guardian angel, my better self
!

Svetlana Smolina

Great Pianists of the World ​Concert Program

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