Performance Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Behzod Abduraimov

Weill Recital Hall
The Independent wrote of the young Uzbek piano sensation Behzod Abduraimov, “what drove the audience wild was his winning amalgam of fire and poetry.” Abduraimov makes his eagerly awaited New York recital debut in a program that showcases these remarkable talents. He performs Chopin’s complete Ballades, works that are both lyrical and startlingly dramatic; Debussy’s tender Children’s Corner, inspired by the composer’s young daughter; and Ravel’s masterpiece of mood and color, Gaspard de la nuit.

Part of Salon Encores.


  • Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
    New York Recital Debut


  • CHOPIN Ballade No. 1 in G Minor
  • CHOPIN Ballade No. 2 in F Major
  • CHOPIN Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major
  • CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor
  • SCHUBERT Impromptu in G-flat Major, D. 899, No. 3
  • SCHUBERT Impromptu in E-flat Major, D. 899, No. 2
  • RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit


Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre
Behzod Abduraimov, Piano

At a Glance

There are many interesting connections and comparisons among the composers and works featured on tonight’s program. Chopin’s ballades and Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit germinated from a poetic impulse, while Schubert’s impromptus had no extra-musical inspiration. The works by Chopin and Schubert exemplify the Romantic genre of the self-contained piano miniature, while Ravel’s impressionist work is structured in three movements. What all these works share, however, is their ability to stand alone as virtuoso masterworks, presenting both technical and musical challenges to the performer at every turn.
Distinctive Debuts is supported, in part, by endowment gifts from The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
This performance is part of Distinctive Debuts.

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