Carnegie Hall Presents

Keyboard Virtuosos III: Keynotes

Three of the most exciting pianists of our time are featured in intimate Zankel Hall recitals that reveal the boundless expressive possibilities of the instrument. Award-winning Rafał Blechacz brings an eclectic program from Mozart to Szymanowski; Alexandre Tharaud displays his wizardry in music that spans the French Baroque to Biedermeier Vienna; and Kirill Gerstein shows why the etude is much more than a technical exercise when it’s written by Bach, Liszt, and Bartók.

Series Events

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Rafal Blechacz
Zankel Hall


  • Rafal Blechacz, Piano


  • BACH Italian Concerto, BWV 971
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique"
  • CHOPIN Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
  • CHOPIN Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minute"
  • CHOPIN Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
  • CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3
  • CHOPIN Mazurka in B Major, Op. 56, No. 1
  • CHOPIN Mazurka in C Major, Op. 56, No. 2
  • CHOPIN Mazurka in C Minor, Op. 56, No. 3
  • CHOPIN Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, Op. 44

  • Encore:
  • BEETHOVEN Scherzo from Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
Chopin's Polonaise No. 1 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 26, No. 1
Rafal Blechacz, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Alexandre Tharaud
Zankel Hall


  • Alexandre Tharaud, Piano


  • MOZART Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331
  • COUPERIN Pièces de clavecin
    ·· La logivière
    ·· Les calotines
    ·· Les rozeaux
    ·· Les baricades mistérieuses
    ·· Les ombres errantes
    ·· La triomphante
    ·· Le Carillon de Cithére
    ·· Le tic-toc-choc ou les maillotins
  • SCHUBERT 16 German Dances, D. 783
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Couperin's "Le tic-toc-choc ou les maillotins"
Alexandre Tharaud, Piano
Erato/Warner Classics
Monday, March 9, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Kirill Gerstein
Zankel Hall


  • Kirill Gerstein, Piano


  • BARTÓK Selections from Mikrokosmos
  • BACH Three-Part Inventions, BWV 787-801
  • LISZT Transcendental Etudes
Liszt's Piano Sonata in B Minor (Allegro energico)
Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Myrios Classics

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