Frank Fernandez in Anniversary Concert for Cuban Radio

The pianist began his concert with Adagio in G minor by Tomasso Albinoni and ended with his versión of Ave Maria by Schubert. He played some of his own works such as “Tema de Amor”, “Canción Trovadoresca”, pieces dedicated to Celia-a participant in the Cuban Revolution- , and Che as well as that of “Tierra Brava”, a Cuban soap opera, the latter getting much sympathy from the audience.

Accompanied by the “Nuestro Tiempo” chamber orchestra, directed by maestro Enrique Pérez Mesa, Fernandez joined him in his “Suite para dos pianos” with Boleto, “Vals Joropo”, “Conga de Mediodía”, “Habanera” and “Zapateo por derecho”. Likewise, the Cuban pianist played, in the second half, concerto No 4 for piano and orchestra Op.58 by of Ludwig van Beethoven, with Allegro Moderato, Andante con Moto, and Rondó Vivace.

At the end of the concert, Fernadez was so well received that he, moved, sat back at his piano and played “Suite in D” of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Fernandez has had a brilliant artistic career and has contributed a lot to the teaching of piano in Cuba. The pianist has been applauded in many theatres and auditoriums in Cuba and the rest of the world. He is considered an ambassador of Cuban and universal music.

His cultural contribution is transcendental since he is able interpret works of most universal composers such as Chopin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Cervantes, Lecuona, Schumann and Beethoven.


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