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.

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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
  • 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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