Carnegie Hall Presents

Keyboard Trio

Preeminent pianists of the 21st century perform indelible works from the keyboard repertoire from such greats as Chopin, Liszt, and Brahms. From the pyrotechnics of Yuja Wang and the youthful exuberance of Daniil Trifonov to the versatility of Jeremy Denk, this series spotlights some of the brightest new names in the next generation of keyboard masters in not-to-be-missed performances.

Daniil Trifonov

Jeremy Denk

Yuja Wang

Daniil Trifonov

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Carnegie Hall Recital Debut

Program

SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No. 2
LISZT Piano Sonata in B Minor
CHOPIN 24 Preludes, Op. 28

Encores:MEDTNER Fairy Tale in E-flat Major, Op. 26, No. 2
BACH Gavotte from Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 (arr. Rachmaninoff)
STRAVINSKY/AGOSTI "Infernal Dance" from The Firebird
Daniil Trifonov won the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition with a musical maturity beyond his years, and made his triumphant Carnegie Hall debut last season with the Mariinsky Orchestra. Now, he performs in his first Carnegie Hall recital with a program that features works by Scriabin and Liszt, along with Chopin’s dazzling Preludes.

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Chopin's Scherzo for Piano No. 3 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 39, CT. 199

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Daniil Trifinov, Piano
Fryderyk Chopin Society

Jeremy Denk

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Jeremy Denk, Piano

Program

BARTÓK Piano Sonata
LISZT "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" Prelude after J.S. Bach, S. 179
LISZT Sonetto del Petrarca, No. 123 from Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année
LISZT Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata, from Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année
LISZT Isoldes Liebestod, from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
BACH Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 869
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
Jeremy Denk is an extraordinary musician whose intelligent programs leave audiences both amazed by his virtuosity and stimulated by his musical depth. Simply put, he is “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs” (The New York Times). On this program, he plays works by Liszt, Bach, Beethoven, and Bartók.

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Beethoven's  Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111 (Maestoso, Allegro con brio ed appassionato)

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Jeremy Denk, Piano
Nonesuch

Yuja Wang

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Yuja Wang, Piano

Program

RACHMANINOFF Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor (1931 edition)
LOWELL LIEBERMANN Gargoyles, Op. 29
SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19
SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No. 6 in G Major, Op. 62
RAVEL La valse

Encores:RACHMANINOFF Élégie in E-flat minor from Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3, No.1
PROKOFIEV Toccata in D Minor, Op.1
HOROWITZ Variations on a Theme from Bizet's Carmen
CHOPIN Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
LISZT "Gretchen am Spinnrade" from Six Songs of Franz Schubert
Coast to coast, the young Chinese pianist Yuja Wang has been astounding almost everyone who hears her. She’s a dazzling virtuoso who leaves audiences breathless and emotionally spent, sparking comparisons to Horowitz by critics from both The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Washington Post.

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Ravel's La valse

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Yuja Wang, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon