Performance Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 8 PM

Evgeny Kissin

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Evgeny Kissin is always exciting, but never more so than when he performs music by composers with whom he is most closely associated. Kissin returns to Carnegie Hall with works by his repertoire staples—Chopin and Liszt—as well as sonatas by Beethoven and Prokofiev. The nocturne form was conceived by Irish composer John Field, but Chopin reinvented it with an inspired infusion of song-like melodies. While based on a traditional Polish dance, Chopin’s mazurkas are dazzlingly original showpieces that offer striking harmonic invention and breathless flights of technical brilliance.


  • Evgeny Kissin, Piano


  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"
  • PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 4 in C Minor
  • CHOPIN Nocturne in B-flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1
  • CHOPIN Nocturne in B Major, Op. 9, No. 3
  • CHOPIN Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
  • CHOPIN Mazurka in F-sharp Minor, Op. 6, No. 1
  • CHOPIN Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op. 6, No. 2
  • CHOPIN Mazurka in E Major, Op. 6, No. 3
  • CHOPIN Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 7, No. 2
  • CHOPIN Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 7, No. 3
  • CHOPIN Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
  • LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A Minor, "Rákóczi-Marsch"
This performance is part of Keyboard Virtuosos II.