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Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Marc-André Hamelin by Sim Canetty-Clarke
Russian music from the imperial and Soviet eras sets the stage for Schubert’s moving contemplation on his own mortality. Scriabin’s Fantasy and Feinberg’s dark-hued Sonata No. 3 are both impassioned works that present substantial technical challenges. No less daunting are Prokofiev’s set of five pungent Sarcasms, innovative works of great color and rhythmic drive. In Schubert’s B-flat Major Sonata, written two months before his death, the composer ponders his end in the first two movements, but an energetic scherzo lightens the mood before the driving finale.

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Marc-André Hamelin, Piano


SCRIABIN Fantasy in B Minor, Op. 28

PROKOFIEV Sarcasms, Op. 17

FEINBERG Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 3

SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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