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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Evgeny Kissin, Piano

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Evgeny Kissin by Sasha Gusov
Beethoven’s invention and virtuosity are showcased by Evgeny Kissin, “a deeply intuitive and sensitive musician” (The New York Times). The “Pathétique" is one of Beethoven’s most popular sonatas, a powerful emotional journey that looks ahead to the Romantics in its intensity. There’s also an emotional storm in the opening of “The Tempest” Sonata, while the “Waldstein” is boldly heroic. There’s heroism in the “Eroica Variations,” a dazzling set based on a theme that also appeared in a country dance, the ballet The Creatures of Prometheus, and eventually the “Eroica” Symphony.

Part of: Keyboard Virtuosos I and Beethoven Celebration

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Evgeny Kissin is also performing April 23.

Performers

Evgeny Kissin, Piano

Program

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique"

Fifteen Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-flat Major, Op. 35, "Eroica Variations"

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2, "The Tempest"

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"

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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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