Carnegie Hall Presents

Distinctive Debuts

The next generation of classical-music stars summon energy and virtuosity in intimate recitals in Weill Recital Hall. Award-winning harpist Sivan Magen presents a world premiere by composer Sean Shepherd, while 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition winner violinist Itamar Zorman performs music from Bach to Schnittke. There’s more violin fireworks with Kristóf Baráti in unaccompanied music by Bach, Ysaÿe, and Bartók; and pianist Behzod Abduraimov makes his New York recital debut in a program of Chopin, Debussy, and Ravel. Join us after each of the concerts on this series for Salon Encores, a salon-style reception where you can enjoy drinks and merriment with fellow audience members and occasionally the evening’s artists.

Sivan Magen

Itamar Zorman
Kwan Yi

Kristóf Baráti

Behzod Abduraimov

Sivan Magen

Weill Recital Hall
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Sivan Magen, Harp

Program

C.P.E. BACH Fantasia in E-flat Major, Wq 58/6 (trans. Sivan Magen)
BRAHMS Intermezzo in A Minor, Op. 116, No. 2 (trans. Sivan Magen)
BRAHMS Intermezzo in E Major, Op. 116, No. 4 (trans. Sivan Magen)
SEAN SHEPHERD ribboned / braided / spun (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BACH JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903 (trans.Sivan Magen)
M. TOURNIER Sonatine, Op. 30
BRUNO MANTOVANI Tocar
DEBUSSY "La soirée dans Grenade" from Estampes (arr. Sivan Magen)
DEBUSSY "Jardins sous la pluie" from Estampes (arr. Sivan Magen)
SANCAN Theme and Variations

Encore:E. WALTER-KÜHNE Fantasy on Themes from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Jerusalem-born harpist Sivan Magen has been praised for his “unheard of depth of colors, range of expression, and rhetorical flow” (American Record Guide). The first Israeli to win his country’s prestigious International Harp Contest, Magen brings his tremendous talent to Weill Recital Hall for a program that features the world premiere of a new work by Sean Shepherd, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

C.P.E. Bach's Fantasie in E-flat Major, Wq 58/6


Sivan Magen, Harp
Linn Records

Itamar Zorman
Kwan Yi

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Itamar Zorman, Violin
Kwan Yi, Piano

Program

BACH Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major
SCHNITTKE Violin Sonata No. 2, "Quasi una sonata"
HINDEMITH Solo Violin Sonata, Op. 31, No. 1
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor

Encores:JOSEPH ACHRON Hebrew Melody, Op. 33
MOSHE ZORMAN Hora
A 2013 recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Tel Aviv–born violinist Itamar Zorman performs music that spans the 18th to 20th centuries. Zorman performs unaccompanied works by Bach and Hindemith, and is joined by pianist Kwan Yi, cited for his “ravishing control and pitch-perfect clarity” (Chicago Sun-Times), in sonatas by Brahms and Schnittke.

Part of Salon Encores.

Kristóf Baráti

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Kristóf Baráti, Violin

Program

YSAŸE Solo Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27, No. 2
YSAŸE Solo Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27, No. 3, "Ballade"
BACH Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D Minor
BARTÓK Solo Violin Sonata

Encores:PAGANINI Caprice No. 1 in E Major
BACH Largo from Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056
Bach wrote six works for unaccompanied violin, but the Partita No. 2 is especially memorable for its emotionally intense Chaconne movement. When Ysaÿe heard legendary Hungarian violinist Joseph Szigeti perform Bach’s sonatas, he was inspired to write his own. In his inventive A-Minor Sonata, he paraphrases Bach and also serves up a daring version of the Dies Irae, the Latin chant for the dead. Bartók’s sonata, the last work he completed before his death, was commissioned by the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin.

Part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Ysaÿe's Solo Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27, No. 3, "Ballade"


Kristóf Baráti, Violin
Brilliant Classics

Behzod Abduraimov

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
New York Recital Debut

Program

CHOPIN Ballade No. 1 in G Minor
CHOPIN Ballade No. 2 in F Major
CHOPIN Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major
CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor
SCHUBERT Impromptu in G-flat Major, D. 899, No. 3
SCHUBERT Impromptu in E-flat Major, D. 899, No. 2
RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit

Encore:SCRIABIN Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
The Independent wrote of the young Uzbek piano sensation Behzod Abduraimov, “what drove the audience wild was his winning amalgam of fire and poetry.” Abduraimov makes his eagerly awaited New York recital debut in a program that showcases these remarkable talents. He performs Chopin’s complete Ballades, works that are both lyrical and startlingly dramatic; Debussy’s tender Children’s Corner, inspired by the composer’s young daughter; and Ravel’s masterpiece of mood and color, Gaspard de la nuit.

Part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre


Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
Decca