Carnegie Hall Presents

Keyboard Virtuosos III: Keynotes

Discover dynamic young pianists who give audiences new insight into the wide musical canon of keyboard works. In addition to the impeccable Till Fellner, enjoy the artistry of Jonathan Biss and the fireworks of Nicolas Hodges as they perform the breadth of recital repertoire, ranging from Debussy and Bach to new or rarely performed works from Harrison Birtwistle and Janáček.

 


Nicolas Hodges

Jonathan Biss

Till Fellner

Nicolas Hodges

Zankel Hall
Monday, January 21, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Nicolas Hodges, Piano

Program

DEBUSSY CLAUDE DEBUSSY Etudes, Book I
CARTER Two Thoughts About the Piano
BUSONI Giga, bolero e variazione (after Mozart) from An die Jugend, Book III
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE Gigue Machine (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
DEBUSSY Etudes, Book II
The Guardian of London raves, “With an energy that sometimes defies belief, Nicolas Hodges’s recitals always boldly go where few other pianists dare.” Here at Carnegie Hall, he’s bound to captivate from beginning to end, with a wide-ranging program that begins with Debussy and concludes with Stravinsky's Three Movements from Pétrouchka.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

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Stravinsky's Three Movements from Pétrouchka (La semaine grasse, con moto—Allegretto—Tempo giusto—Agitato)

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Maurizio Pollini, Piano
Deutsche Grammaphon

Jonathan Biss

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Jonathan Biss, Piano

Program

SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke
JANÁCEK Selections from On the Overgrown Path, Book I
MOZART Minuet in D Major, K. 355
MOZART Adagio in B Minor, K. 540
SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze

Encore:SCHUMANN "Im Anfange ruhiges, im Verlauf bewegtes Tempo" from Fünf Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133
Highly regarded for his intellect and “unerring sophistication” (The New Yorker), Jonathan Biss returns to Carnegie Hall to present works by Mozart and Schumann, along with selections from Janáček’s On the Overgrown Path.

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Schumann's Fantasie in C (Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen)

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Jonathan Biss, Piano
EMI

Till Fellner

Zankel Hall
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Till Fellner, Piano

Program

BACH Prelude and Fugue in C Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 870
BACH Prelude and Fugue in C Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 871
BACH Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 872
BACH Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 873
MOZART Sonata in F Major, K. 533 / K. 494
HAYDN Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI: 32
SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13

Encore:BACH Sarabande from English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807
The New York Times has described Till Fellner’s playing as “thoughtful and surprising”—that he is “turning out to be one of the great musical chameleons.” In this recital, Fellner presents Schumann’s poignant Symphonic Etudes, as well as sonatas by Haydn and Mozart, and music by Bach.

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Bach's Prelude in B flat Minor BWV 867

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Till Fellner
ECM