Archie Richards will perform a one-hour classical piano concert featuring numerous works by Frederic Chopin, including the Scherzo in C# Minor, which Artur Rubinstein played many times. Archie will also play a few pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Franz Liszt.
Archie started playing the piano as a child but didn’t find a good teacher until he was 32. That was Kyriena Siloti, with whom he studied at the Longy School in Cambridge, Mass. Then in her 80s, Kyriena was the daughter and assistant of Alexander Siloti. He, in turn, was widely considered the best of the students of Franz Liszt and was world renown in the early 20th Century. While Archie was with Kyriena, his performance of a major Beethoven sonata was played on WCRB-AM Radio in Boston on a Sunday morning.
This show, which will take place in Newton Free Library’s Druker Auditorium, is generously sponsored by the Jayne Colino Fund of the Senior Citizens Fund of Newton, Inc.
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