Carnegie Hall Presents

Keyboard Virtuosos I

Several of the world’s greatest pianists—Yuja Wang, András Schiff, Denis Matsuev, Garrick Ohlsson, and Evgeny Kissin—unleash their virtuosic technique and thoughtful interpretations in five not-to-be-missed recitals. This popular series offers audiences the chance to explore truly great keyboard classics with peerless performers.

Series Events

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 8 PM
Yuja Wang
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Yuja Wang, Piano

Program

  • PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28
  • CHOPIN Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
  • CHOPIN Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
  • CHOPIN Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
  • NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN Variations for Piano, Op. 41
  • STRAVINSKY Three Movements from Pétrouchka

  • Encores:
  • RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 (arr. Kocsis)
  • BIZET Carmen Variations (arr. Horowitz)
  • YOUMANS "Tea for Two" from No, No, Nanette (arr. Tatum)
  • CHOPIN Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
Stravinsky's Pétrouchka Three Movements, "Danse russe"
Yuja Wang, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | 8 PM
András Schiff
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • András Schiff, Piano

Program

  • BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
  • BEETHOVEN Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120

  • Encore:
  • BEETHOVEN Arietta from Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 ("Aria")
András Schiff, Piano
Decca
Sunday, June 15, 2014 | 8 PM
Denis Matsuev
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Denis Matsuev, Piano

Program

  • HAYDN Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI: 52
  • SCHUMANN Carnaval, Op. 9
  • RACHMANINOFF Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5
  • RACHMANINOFF Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Dumka in C Minor, Op. 59
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Méditation, Op. 72, No. 5
  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor

  • Encores:
  • TCHAIKOVSKY "May" from The Seasons, Op. 37b, No. 5
  • SIBELIUS "Etude" from Thirteen Pieces, Op. 76, No. 2 in A Minor
  • SCRIABIN Etude in D-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 12
  • LIADOV A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32
  • LISZT Etude d’exécution transcendante No. 10 in F Minor
  • STRAYHORN Take the "A" Train (arr. Matsuev)
Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5
Denis Matsuev, Piano
RCA Red Seal
Sunday, February 9, 2014 | 2 PM
Garrick Ohlsson
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Program

  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
  • SCHUBERT Fantasy in C Major, D. 760, "Wanderer Fantasy"
  • GRIFFES "The Fountain of Acqua Paola" from Roman Sketches
  • GRIFFES Scherzo from Fantasy Pieces
  • GRIFFES "The White Peacock" from Roman Sketches
  • CHOPIN Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

  • Encores:
  • CHOPIN Grand Valse brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18
  • CHOPIN Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58 (Finale: Presto non tanto; Agitato)
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano
Monday, March 10, 2014 | 8 PM
Evgeny Kissin
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Evgeny Kissin, Piano

Program

  • SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in D Major, D. 850
  • SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 19
  • SCRIABIN Etude in F-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 2
  • SCRIABIN Etude in B Major, Op. 8, No. 4
  • SCRIABIN Etude in E Major, Op. 8, No. 5
  • SCRIABIN Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 8, No. 8
  • SCRIABIN Etude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 9
  • SCRIABIN Etude in B-flat Minor, Op. 8, No. 11
  • SCRIABIN Etude in D-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 12

  • Encores:
  • BACH Siciliano from Sonata for Flute and Keyboard in E-flat Major, BWV 1031 (arr. Kempff)
  • SCRIABIN Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 42, No. 5
  • CHOPIN Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53

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