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Against the Odds! with Viktor Valkov, piano
An evening of music by Fanny Mendelssohn, Sergei Prokofiev, and Johannes Brahms
Some music had to overcome great obstacles before becoming beloved works. Some composers faced the challenges of culture, gender, self-doubt, or political environment. All these works have a story rooted in struggle and triumph. Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix’s older sister, wrote more than 350 pieces, although most remained unperformed outside her immediate family group during her lifetime, and almost all of her music was unpublished. This includes the outstanding Overture in C major, which is now ... view more »