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Piano Recital by Sergei Babayan

Wed, Aug 28, 2024 , 7:30pm
Shanghai Oriental Art Center
425 Dingxiang Lu, near Shiji Dadao


Armenian American pianist Sergei Babayan frequently appears as a soloist with the top orchestras in the world, such as the Gewandhausorchester, Rotterdam Philharmonic, The National Orchestra of Belgium, The Cleveland Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, and the Czech State Philharmonic. Babayan has performed at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Konzerthaus Berlin and Munich’s Prinzregententheater.

On 28th August, Sergei Babayan's solo concert will pay tribute to the creative geniuses in the history of art songs. Starting from Schubert, the "King of Art Songs", to the melodies of Central European, and then to the French Chant and Vienna Waltz.

Schubert (transcr. Liszt)

Der Müller und der Bach, S. 565 No. 2

Aufenthalt, S. 560 No. 3

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S. 558 No. 2 

Die Stadt, S. 558 No. 11 

Gretchen am Spinnrade, S. 558 No. 8

Ständchen "Horch,Horch!", S. 558 No. 9

Erlkönig, S. 558 No. 4 

Schumann (transcr. Liszt)

Liebeslied (Widmung) S. 566


Hymne de la nuit S. 173a/1

Romance "O pourquoi donc" in E Minor, S. 169


Intermezzo No.1 in E Minor

Rachmaninoff (transcr. Volodos)

"Where Beauty dwells" from Twelve Songs, Op. 2 No.7 

"Melody" from Twelve Songs, Op.21 No.9

Rachmaninoff (transcr. Earl Wild)

"Dream" from Six Songs, Op.38 No.5

Kreisler (transcr. Sergei Rachmaninoff)



Canción No. 6 & No. 8 & No. 7 from Cançons i Danses 

Komitas (transcr. Villy Sargsran)

Chinar es


V Kuusi "The Spruce" from Five pieces for Piano, Op.75

Harold Arlen (transcr. Keith Jarrett)

Over the Rainbow 

Leonid Desyatnikov

"Red arrowwood, green leaves" from Songs of Bukovina, No.18

Jesús Guridi

"La carrasquilla" from Danzas viejas 


"Einleitung und Lied" from Klaviermusik,Op. 37 Pt. 2 "Reihe kleiner Stücke" 

Komitas (transcr. Georgy Saradjian)



 "Semplic" from Seven Songs 


Chants du Rhin: I. L'aurore 

Stephen Reynolds

 "Chanson d'automne" from Two Poems in Homage to Fauré 


Improvisation No. 15 in C Minor "Hommage à Edith Piaf",FP.176 

Fauré (transcr. Babayan)

Au bord de l'eau, Op. 8 No. 1 


Les chemins de l'amour 

Charles Trenet (transcr. Alexis Weissenberg)

En avril à Paris 

Gershwin (transcr. Maurice Whitney)

Oh lady, be good! 

Johann Strauss II (transcr. Adolf Schulz-Evler)

Arabesken über "An der schönen blaunen Donau"