Carnegie Hall Presents

Keyboard Virtuosos II


Stephen Hough

Jonathan Biss

Mitsuko Uchida

Evgeny Kissin

Leif Ove Andsnes

Stephen Hough

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Stephen Hough, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight"
JANÁCEK Sonata 1.X.1905, From the Street
SCRIABIN Sonata No. 4, Op. 30
SCRIABIN Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
LISZT Sonata in B Minor

Encores:CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2
PADEREWSKI Nocturne in B-flat Major, Op. 16, No. 4

Program is approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes, including one intermission
Stephen Hough replaces pianist Murray Perahia in recital on Thursday, November 18. Mr. Perahia is recovering from a hand injury and regrets that he is therefore not able to undertake his fall recital tour.

For ticket information contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Jonathan Biss

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, January 21, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Jonathan Biss, Piano

Program

JANÁCEK Sonata 1.X.1905, From the Street
BERNARD RANDS Three Pieces for Piano (NY Premiere)
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 23 in F Minor "Appassionata"
SCHUMANN Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17

Encore:MOZART Andante Cantabile from Sonata in C Major, K.330
At 30 years old, Biss has already developed a distinct musical personality to match his outstanding virtuosity. Wherever he plays, he wins over critics—the Chicago Sun-Times called him a “poetic pianist of the first order”—and moves audiences. Catch him as he makes his Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage debut with monumental Beethoven and Schumann, and a work by a Pulitzer Prize winner written specifically for him.

Listen

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata” (I. Allegro assai)


Jonathan Biss, Piano
EMI Records
Schumann Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 (II. Mässig. Durchaus energisch - Etwas langsamer)


Jonathan Biss, Piano
EMI Records

Mitsuko Uchida

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, February 11, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
CHOPIN Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45
CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

Encores:SCHUMANN Aveu from Carnaval, Op. 9
MOZART Andante from Sonata in C Major, K.545

Program is approximately 1 hour, 55 minutes, including one intermission
Last season, Uchida performed Beethoven’s final sonatas at Carnegie Hall. As the closing notes faded into silence, the crowd erupted, cheering what The New York Times called the “searing intimacy” of her playing. On this concert, hear Uchida’s distinctive take on a Beethoven sonata that presaged those innovative last works, and music by two Romantic composers synonymous with great piano music.

Mitsuko Uchida will be signing CDs after this performance.

Listen

Chopin Sonata for Piano in B Flat minor, Op. 35 (I. Grave)


Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Denon

Evgeny Kissin

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Evgeny Kissin, Piano

Program

LISZT Etude No. 9 in A-Flat Major, "Ricordanza" from Etudes d’exécution transcendante
LISZT Sonata in B Minor
LISZT Funérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, second version
LISZT Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage, première année: Suisse
LISZT Venezia e Napoli

Encores:SCHUMANN "Widmung," Op. 25, No. 1 (arr. Liszt)
LISZT Soirées de Vienne (Valses caprices d’après Schubert), No. 6
LISZT Liebestraum No. 3
Since making his Carnegie Hall debut in 1991, Kissin has given us a string of remarkable performances, including a 2007 recital with 12 encores and an appearance at last season’s Opening Night. Kissin returns this season to celebrate Liszt’s 200th birthday with works that include a commemoration of the 1848 revolution in the composer’s native Hungary and a sonata dedicated to Schumann.

Listen

Liszt Liebesträume No. 3 for Piano


Evgeny Kissin, Piano
RCA Victor Red Seal

Leif Ove Andsnes

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, April 7, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"
BRAHMS Four Ballades, Op. 10
SCHOENBERG Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

Encores:GYÖRGY KURTÁG "Scraps of a Colinda Melody – Faintly Recollected" from Játékok
CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 42
SCHUMANN Romance in F-sharp Major, Op. 28, No. 2
Andsnes takes you through a century of music, from the opening pulse of Beethoven’s “Waldstein” to Schoenberg’s fantastic little pieces—each work a universe of pianistic wonder.

Listen

Chopin Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Minor Op.4 (III. Larghetto)


Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
Virgin Classics