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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Alexandre Kantorow, Piano

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Alexandre Kantorow by Jean-Baptiste Millot
Due to medical reasons, Murray Perahia has had to withdraw from this recital. Alexandre Kantorow—recent gold medal and Grand Prix winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition—will perform in his place.

Feel the excitement of pianist Alexandre Kantorow—“a fire-breathing virtuoso with a poetic charm and innate stylistic mastery” (Gramophone)—performing a bravura recital. Winner of the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition gold medal and Grand Prix, all facets of his mastery are displayed in showpieces of Liszt and Stravinsky, a rhapsodic Fauré work, and the majestic five-movement sonata by Brahms. Daniil Trifonov is the only other pianist who has won the Grand Prix—come see Kantorow write the next chapter in Carnegie Hall’s great keyboard legacy.

Performers

Alexandre Kantorow, Piano

Program

BRAHMS Rhapsody in B Minor, Op. 79, No. 1

LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 12 in B-flat Minor, "Chasse-Neige"

FAURÉ Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major, Op. 63

STRAVINSKY Three Movements from The Firebird (arr. Agosti)

BRAHMS Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5

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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