Carnegie Hall Presents

Keyboard Virtuosos II

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.

András Schiff

Nobuyuki Tsujii

Richard Goode

Louis Lortie

András Schiff

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, October 31, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

András Schiff, Piano

Program

BACH Three-Part Inventions, BWV 787-801
BARTÓK Piano Sonata
BEETHOVEN Diabelli Variations

Encore:BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
In 1819, publisher Anton Diabelli asked for one variation on a waltz tune for an anthology by various composers; Beethoven wrote 33 and took four years. András Schiff brings his “engrossing … constantly surprising” approach (The New York Times) to bear on this challenging work as the finale of a recital that also includes a sonata by Bartók, the focus of Schiff’s Perspectives residency this season at Carnegie Hall.

Listen

Bach 15 Three-part Inventions, BWV 787/801 - No. 11 in G minor, BWV 797

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András Schiff, Piano
Decca
András Schiff and His "Perspectives"
András Schiff introduces the multifaceted series he has assembled for Carnegie Hall audiences throughout the 2011-2012 season.

Nobuyuki Tsujii

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Nobuyuki Tsujii, Piano
Gold Medalist, Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
New York Recital Debut

Program

MUSTO Improvisation and Fugue
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2, "The Tempest"
LISZT "Un sospiro" from Trois études de concert, No. 3
LISZT Rigoletto, Concert Paraphrase for Piano
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

Encores:FOSTER "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" (arr. Tsujii)
CHOPIN Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 15
NOBOYUKI TSUJII Elegy for the Victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011
He was a sensation at the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth, Texas—its first Japanese-born Gold Medalist. Be among the first to hear Nobuyuji Tsujii him in recital on the Carnegie Hall stage.

Listen

Liszt's Paganini Etude No. 3, "La Campanella"

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Nobuyuki Tsujii, Piano
Harmonia Mundi
Liszt's Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"

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Nobuyuki Tsujii, Piano
Challenge Classics

Richard Goode

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Richard Goode, Piano

Program

SCHUMANN Kinderszenen, Op. 15
SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, Op. 16
CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 55, No. 2
CHOPIN Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39
CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3
CHOPIN Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
CHOPIN Waltz in F Major, Op. 34, No. 3
CHOPIN Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47

Encores:CHOPIN Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24, No. 2
BEETHOVEN Scherzo from Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3
JANÁCEK On the Overgrown Path, Book I
Eminent American pianist Richard Goode guides the audience through music by Schumann and Chopin, two unmistakable voices of 19th-century Romanticism. Kinderszenen and Kreisleriana are definitive examples of Schumann’s scintillating and fantastical style, and Chopin’s Ballade No. 3 displays a rhapsodic musical language that Goode plays “with perfect diction and understated elegance” (The Washington Post).

Listen

Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp Major

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Richard Goode, Piano
Nonesuch

Louis Lortie

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 3 PM

Performers

Louis Lortie, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, "Les adieux"
CHOPIN Nocturne in F Major, Op. 15, No. 1
CHOPIN Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
CHOPIN Nocturne in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1
CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
CHOPIN Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2
CHOPIN Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60

Encores:CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
CHOPIN Etude in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3, "Tristesse"
CHOPIN Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4, "Torrent"
Louis Lortie has graciously agreed to replace Maurizio Pollini, who unfortunately must cancel his appearance due to illness.

Hailed as “one of a half-dozen pianists worth dropping everything to hear” (The Daily Telegraph, London), Louis Lortie returns to Carnegie Hall for a program of works by Beethoven and Chopin. Come hear for yourself why the Financial Times proclaims that "better Chopin playing than this is not to be heard, not anywhere."

Listen

Beethoven's Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein" (Allegro con brio)

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Louis Lortie, Piano
Chandos Chaconne