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José López, Piano
April 18, 2023
José López, Piano

South Florida pianist José López performs 2 works by Venezuelan composers Teresa Carreño and Moisés Moleiro, followed by Clementi’s tempestuous F minor Sonata, a group of rarely played transcriptions by C. V. Alkan, ending with a sonata by Ferdinand Hiller, a major rival of Franz Liszt.

Teresa Carreño: Partie! 2nd Elegie, Op. 18

Moisés Moleiro:  Joropo

Muzio Clementi: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 13, No. 6

Charles Valentin Alkan:  Transcriptions

J.S. Bach: Siciliano from the flute sonata BWV1031

Benedetto Marcello: I cieli immensi narrano (18th Psalm)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio from the Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (SF premiere)

Franz Joseph Haydn:  Andante from Symphony No. 94, ‘Surprise’

Ferdinand Hiller: Sonata No. 2 in A-flat Major, Op. 59

Pianist José López is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Keyboard Studies Program at Florida International University in Miami;  President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society and Secretary of the London-based Alkan Society.  A versatile pianist and enthusiastic performer of chamber music, he has recorded for SNE, Albany, Innova, and Toccata Classics record labels.  His Toccata Classics discography includes the complete piano works of Italian dodecaphonic composer Riccardo Malipiero; Alkan’s complete Mozart transcriptions; and an ongoing series dedicated to forgotten Cuban/Spanish composers (Comellas, Espadero). His latest 2019 CD release of selected works by Nicolás Ruiz Espadero (1832-1890) complements López’s 2021 publication of Espadero’s unpublished Transcendental Studies in the Cuban Musical Patrimony series.  López received his BM, MM, and DMA degrees from the University of Miami School of Music, where he studied with Rosalina Guerrero Sackstein, a former pupil of Rafael de Silva and Claudio Arrau.