Carnegie Hall Presents

Keyboard Virtuosos I

Virtuosos, indeed! Christian Zacharias’s long-awaited Carnegie Hall recital debut, the 23-year-old phenomenon Yuja Wang in a New York City recital for the first time, and Mitsuko Uchida’s all-Schubert program—not to mention appearances by Leif Ove Andsnes and Evgeny Kissin—are all a part of this series.

Yuja Wang

Christian Zacharias

Leif Ove Andsnes

Mitsuko Uchida

Evgeny Kissin

Yuja Wang

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, October 20, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Yuja Wang, Piano
New York Recital Debut

Program

SCRIABIN Prelude in B Major, Op. 11, No. 11
SCRIABIN Prelude in B Minor, Op. 13, No. 6
SCRIABIN Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 11, No. 12
SCRIABIN Etude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 9
SCRIABIN Poème in F-sharp Major, Op. 32, No. 1
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82
LISZT Sonata in B Minor

Encores:LISZT Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118 (arr. Liszt)
DUKAS The Sorcerer's Apprentice (arr. Yuja Wang)
GLUCK Melodie from Orfeo ed Euridice
J. STRAUSS JR. "Tritsch-Tratsch" Polka (arr. Cziffra)
Coast to coast, the young Chinese pianist Yuja Wang has been astounding almost everyone who hears her. She’s a speed demon who leaves audiences breathless and emotionally spent, sparking comparisons to Horowitz by critics from both The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Washington Post. See her New York recital debut—only at Carnegie Hall.

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Stravinsky Petrouchka (Danse russe)

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Yuja Wang, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Christian Zacharias

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Christian Zacharias, Piano
Carnegie Hall Recital Debut

Program

C.P.E. BACH Sonata in A Minor, Wq. 57, No. 2
C.P.E. BACH Rondo in C Minor, Wq. 59, No. 4
BRAHMS Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
SCHUBERT Sonata in D Major, D. 850

Encores:D. SCARLATTI Sonata in G Major, K. 55
MOZART Rondo in D Major, K. 485
In a career that spans more than three decades, Christian Zacharias has never performed in recital at Carnegie Hall. That changes this season, when he makes his long-awaited debut on the Stern/Perelman stage with music that includes sonatas by Beethoven and Schubert, along with works by C. P. E. Bach and Brahms.

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Mozart Piano Sonata No.6 in D Major (Allegro)

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Christian Zacharias, Piano
EMI Classics

Leif Ove Andsnes

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

Program

HAYDN Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20
BARTÓK Suite, Op. 14
DEBUSSY Images, Book I
CHOPIN Waltz in F Minor, Op. 70, No. 2
CHOPIN Waltz in G-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1
CHOPIN Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 3
CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 42
CHOPIN Ballade in A-flat Major, Op. 47
CHOPIN Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1
CHOPIN Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23

Encores:CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1
GRANADOS Spanish Dance No. 5
RACHMANINOFF Etude-tableau in C Major, Op. 33, No. 2
“One of the most gifted musicians of his generation” (The Wall Street Journal), Leif Ove Andsnes takes you on a musical trip through the last two-and-a-half centuries. It's a thrilling program that includes works by Haydn, Bartók, Debussy, and Chopin.

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Chopin Ballade No.3 In A Flat, Op.47

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Franz Richter, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Mitsuko Uchida

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

Program

ALL-SCHUBERT PROGRAM
Sonata in C Minor, D. 958
Sonata in A Major, D. 959
Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
Mitsuko Uchida is one of the most distinctive pianists today, “an elegant, deeply musical interpreter who strikes and inspired balance of head and heart in everything she plays” (Chicago Tribune). Schubert is one of the composers whose music Uchida illuminates with a particularly individual light. Here she performs three sonatas written only two months before his death.

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Schubert Piano Sonata in C Minor, D. 958 (Allegro)

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Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Philips

Evgeny Kissin

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Evgeny Kissin, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight"
BARBER Piano Sonata, Op. 26
CHOPIN Nocturne in A-flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2
CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

Encores:CHOPIN Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 67, No. 4
BEETHOVEN Six Variations on an Original Theme in D Major, Op. 76
PROKOFIEV March from The Love for Three Oranges
Evgeny Kissin has earned a reputation as one of the most remarkable musicians of our time, and his Carnegie Hall performances are always extraordinary occasions. On this program, he opens with two sonatas by Beethoven and Barber, and concludes with the music of Chopin, a composer whose music put Kissin on the path to being a legend.

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Beethoven's Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight", Allegretto

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Evgeny Kissin, Piano
RCA Victor