Haiye Ni responds to questions: Why this repertoire? Why now?

By pcurchack on February 2, 2011

PCMS:  Why did you choose this particular repertoire for your concert?  Why perform these pieces at this time?

Hai-Ye Ni

Hai-Ye Ni: (as edited by Peggy L. Curchack, Education Director)

"I chose this repertoire because I wanted a lot of variety in the program.  I want to offer a recital that combines virtuosity -- as is found in the Britten sonata (C Major, Op. 65) -- with musical depth."

On the Prokofiev Sonata in C Major, Op. 119:  "(It) is not often performed, but it is a wonderful piece, has lot of colors, and blends Russian lyricism with a lot of humor."

On the Mendelssohn Sonata in D Major, Op. 58:   "A work that is very accessible, very happy but also quite a serious piece. It has an amazingly beautiful melody in the scherzo movement."

On de Falla's Populaire Espagnole: "[These songs] are very beautiful. Each movement is a song that de Falla adapted from a popular Spanish folk song. It is another work that is not often heard in concert.  I like it very much."

Cellist Hai-Ye Ni appears with pianist Cecile Licad on Tuesday, March 22nd at 8 pm at the Philosophical Society.  For tickets and information, please click here or call the PCMS Box Office at 215-569-8080.