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[Fully Subscribed] A Different Kind of “B”-Line

  • Conservatory Concert Hall YST Conservatory 117376 Singapore (map)




Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
I.      Andante con moto
II.     Allegro
III.    Andante
IV.    Presto
V.     Quasi allegretto
VI.    Presto

Four Ballades, Op. 10
I.      Andante-Allegro
II.     Andante-Allegro non troppo
III.    Intermezzo: Allegro
IV.    Andante con moto

Intermission (15 mins)

Ballade, Op. 46 (1977)

Sonata for Piano, Op. 26 (1949)
I.      Allegro energico
II.     Allegro vivace e leggero
III.    Adagio mesto
IV.    Fuga: Allegro con spirito



We have come to associate the letter “B” with many of the great composers, with Bach, Beethoven and Brahms respectfully referred to as “The Three B’s.“ Pianist Thomas Hecht follows pathways from the Old World to the New - drawing parallels to an American “B”, the neoclassic composer Samuel Barber, whose piano writing owes as much to the pithy sonatas of Beethoven as it does to the enriched sonorities of Brahms. Featured on Prof. Hecht’s dynamic programme will be the Six Bagatelles (Op. 126) of Beethoven, the haunting Four Ballades (Op. 10) of Brahms and Barber’s Ballade (1977) and Sonata (1949), a 20th-century tour de force.



Renowned American pianist and pedagogue Thomas Hecht is the founding Head of Keyboard Studies at the YST Conservatory in Singapore. Over the span of three decades he has concertised on five continents as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician. Professor Hecht also enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the leading teachers of his generation, having produced a multitude of first prizewinners in solo and two piano competitions throughout the United States, Europe and Australasia.

Thomas Hecht is a Steinway Artist, with recordings on the Delos, Azica, Elysium & Atoll Labels.

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