Carnegie Hall Presents

Signatures

The indelible signature styles of great artists make this varied series a fascinating adventure. The Time Jumpers explore the many strands of American country music, while Yefim Bronfman performs the brilliant multifaceted piano sonatas of Prokofiev. Two daring composer-performers—Timo Andres and Gabriel Kahane—premiere their new works, as well as offer new takes on music by Bach, Britten, and Ives.
October 24, 2015
The Time Jumpers
November 13, 2015
Yefim Bronfman
April 7, 2016
Timo Andres
Gabriel Kahane

The Time Jumpers

Zankel Hall
Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 9 PM

Performers

The Time Jumpers
Hosted by Rosanne Cash
The Time Jumpers—a 10-piece, four-time Grammy-nominated band comprising legendary veterans of the Nashville music scene, united by their love of Western swing and traditional country music—bring Music City to New York City with unsurpassed skill, pure love for their chosen form, and genius execution of a program of songs both recognizable and fresh.

Part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.

Yefim Bronfman

Zankel Hall
Friday, November 13, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Program

PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 1
PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14
PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28
PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 29

Encores:
CHOPIN Etude in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8
SCHUMANN Romanze from Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
The Wall Street Journal called Yefim Bronfman “a fearless pianist for whom no score is too demanding.” The New York Times noted, “… he is the same kind of pianist as Prokofiev was a composer … he is a virtuoso, with chops that need fear no comparison …” As part of his cycle of the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas, Bronfman performs works that span the early years of the composer’s career, from the late-Romanticism of his Sonata No. 1; to the flowing melodies, cutting dissonances, and driving rhythms of the Second and Fourth sonatas; and the dramatic one-movement Sonata No. 3.

Listen

PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 9 in C Major (Allegro con brio, ma non troppo presto)


Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Timo Andres
Gabriel Kahane

Zankel Hall
Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Timo Andres, Piano
Gabriel Kahane, Piano and Vocals

Program

BACH Chorale Prelude: "O Lamm Gottes unschuldig," BWV 618 (transcr. Kurtág)
BRITTEN Selections from Folk Song Arrangements
·· "The Salley Gardens"
·· "The Trees They Grow So High"
·· "The Ash Grove"
·· "O Waly, Waly"
GABRIEL KAHANE Works on Paper (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
TIMO ANDRES Mirror Songs (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
GABRIEL KAHANE "Dream Job" from Three Vernacular Songs
THOMAS ADÈS Three Mazurkas, Op. 27
GABRIEL KAHANE "Side Streets"
SCHUMANN "Verrufene Stelle" from Waldszenen, Op. 82
SCHUMANN "Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome" from Dichterliebe, Op. 48
SCHUBERT Impromptu in G-flat Major, D. 899, No. 3
GABRIEL KAHANE "Where are the Arms"
ANDREW NORMAN "Don't Even Listen"
TIMO ANDRES "To Whom it May Concern" from Work Songs
IVES "Tom Sails Away"
IVES "The Things Our Fathers Loved"
IVES "The Housatonic at Stockbridge"
BACH Sonatina from Cantata No. 106: "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus tragicus)" (transcr. Kurtág)
This concert gives two friends the chance to throw caution to the wind in a free associative program that brings together four centuries’ worth of music, from J. S. Bach to world premieres written by Gabriel Kahane and Timo Andres for one another. At the center of the program is a call-and-response between the two composer-performers, juxtaposing solo piano music with songs for piano and voice that range from Schubert, Schumann, and Thomas Adès, to Jerome Kern and Andrew Norman. Framing this quasi-live mix tape are sets of Britten folk song settings and Ives songs, each nested in the lapidary elegance of Kurtág’s transcriptions of Bach chorale preludes.