Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Artists I

Three truly great artists—Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, and Lang Lang—each take center stage here at Carnegie Hall on this series.

Joshua Bell
Sam Haywood

Yefim Bronfman

Lang Lang

Joshua Bell
Sam Haywood

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, November 14, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Joshua Bell, Violin
Sam Haywood, Piano

Program

MENDELSSOHN Violin Sonata in F Major
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2
YSAŸE Solo Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27, No. 3, "Ballade"
FRANCK Violin Sonata in A Major

Encore:CHOPIN Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1
With his celebrity status and ubiquitous presence as a recording artist, it’s easy to forget the most important thing about Joshua Bell: He’s one of the best violinists around. This recital, with frequent collaborator Sam Haywood, is sure to make the point that this is a virtuoso “who doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow” (The New York Times).

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Franck's Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, Allegretto poco mosso

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Joshua Bell, Violin; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Decca

Yefim Bronfman

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, March 23, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Program

HAYDN Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
BRAHMS Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84

Encores:CHOPIN Etude in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8
CHOPIN Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4, "Torrent"
The inestimable Yefim Bronfman—Grammy Award winner, former Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist, one-time Daily Show straight man—returns to Carnegie Hall with a program that features music that captures the essence of three distinctive styles, from elegant, expressive Classicsim to dark, yearning Romanticism to steely, virtuosic Modernism.

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Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major (Vivace)

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Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Sony

Lang Lang

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Lang Lang, Piano

Program

BACH Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
SCHUBERT Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
CHOPIN Twelve Etudes, Op. 25

Encores:LISZT Romance in E Minor, S. 169
LISZT "La campanella" in G-sharp Major from Grandes Études de Paganini, S. 141, No. 3
Lang Lang is indisputably “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” (The New York Times). TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and his performance at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics was watched by more than four billion people. His recitals are guaranteed sell-outs, and when he performs at Carnegie Hall, sparks will certainly fly.

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Chopin's Étude, Op. 25, No. 1 In A Flat Major

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Lang Lang, Piano
Sony