Carnegie Hall Presents

Solo Piano - Students

Join us as Yefim Bronfman, Richard Goode, and Emanuel Ax tickle the ivories in three concerts in Stern/Perelman. Hear the piano as only Carnegie Hall can present it.

Yefim Bronfman

Richard Goode

Emanuel Ax

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

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).

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Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp Major

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Richard Goode, Piano
Nonesuch

Emanuel Ax

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Emanuel Ax, Piano

Program

COPLAND Piano Variations
HAYDN Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6
BEETHOVEN Fifteen Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-flat Major, “Eroica Variations,” Op. 35
SCHUMANN Études en forme de variations, Op. 13 (with posthumous etudes)

Encores:LISZT Valse oubliée, No. 1, S. 215
CHOPIN Grande Valse brillante in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1
In 2010, Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax delighted Carnegie Hall audiences with a series of concerts that celebrated the 200th birthdays of Chopin and Schumann. This year, he returns with a program that features another Schumann jewel, the Symphonic Etudes, and works by Copland, Haydn, and Beethoven.

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Schumann's Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: Aufschwung

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Emanuel Ax, Piano
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