Carnegie Hall Presents

Keyboard Virtuosos II

A brilliant competition winner joins veteran pianists to perform music that spans Scarlatti to Stravinsky. Dmitry Masleyev dazzled at the prestigious 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition and promises to do the same in his New York recital debut. Carnegie Hall audiences have given Denis Matsuev—a former Tchaikovsky Competition winner—and Piotr Anderszewski rapturous receptions each time they have performed, and both return for recitals on this series. Richard Goode performs Bach and Chopin, while Yefim Bronfman plays Schumann, Debussy’s Suite bergamasque with its famous "Clair de lune" movement, and more.
October 26, 2016
Denis Matsuev
January 30, 2017
Dmitry Masleev
February 17, 2017
Piotr Anderszewski
March 15, 2017
Richard Goode
May 4, 2017
Cancelled: Yefim Bronfman

Denis Matsuev

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 8 PM


Denis Matsuev, Piano


BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514
TCHAIKOVSKY Méditation, Op. 72, No. 5
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7

LIADOV A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32
SIBELIUS Etude in A Minor, Op. 76, No. 2 from Thirteen Pieces
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau in A Minor, Op. 39, No. 2
MATSUEV Jazz Improvisation
You shouldn’t dare miss a Denis Matsuev recital. Audiences have gone wide-eyed for his “epic technique … superhuman speed, power, and agility” (The Boston Globe). Don’t miss this great “virtuoso in the tradition of Gilels, Richter, and Horowitz” (Los Angeles Times) when he returns to Carnegie Hall.


PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 (Precipitato)

Denis Matsuev, Piano

Dmitry Masleev

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, January 30, 2017 | 8 PM


Dmitry Masleev, Piano
NY Recital Debut
First Prize Winner, The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition (2015)


D. SCARLATTI Sonata in B Minor, K. 27
D. SCARLATTI Sonata in F Minor, K. 466
D. SCARLATTI Sonata in D Minor, K. 1
D. SCARLATTI Sonata in D Minor, K. 141
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, "Les adieux"
PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14
RACHMANINOFF Elégie in E-flat Minor, Op. 3, No. 1, from Morceaux de fantaisie
RACHMANINOFF Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2, from Morceaux de fantaisie
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 4
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau in B Minor, Op. 39, No. 4
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau in D Major, Op. 39, No. 9
LISZT Totentanz

TCHAIKOVSKY Lullaby in A-flat Major from Eighteen Pieces, Op. 72
TCHAIKOVSKY Dance Scene in C Major from Eighteen Pieces, Op. 72
MENDELSSOHN Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream (arr. Rachmaninoff)
BACH Sarabande from Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
Winner of the first prize at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, pianist Dmitry Masleev performs music that spans Scarlatti to Prokofiev. Scarlatti’s sonatas are brief, but packed with rhythmic flair and melodic charm; Beethoven’s “Les adieux” Sonata tells a story of his patron’s departure and return; and Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 2 dazzles with its extreme contrasts of style, mood, texture, and tonality. There’s also luxurious and witty music by Rachmaninoff and Liszt’s diabolically virtuosic Totentanz.

Piotr Anderszewski

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 8 PM


Piotr Anderszewski, Piano


MOZART Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475
MOZART Piano Sonata in C Minor, K. 457
CHOPIN Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
CHOPIN Three Mazurkas, Op. 59
BACH English Suite No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 811

BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in G Major, Op. 126, No. 1
BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in G Minor, Op. 126, No. 2
BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in E-flat Major, Op. 126, No. 3
Piotr Anderszewski’s Carnegie Hall recitals have become the stuff of legend. His breathtaking 2008 performance captured on a live recording is one of the touchstone albums, and his most recent appearance was praised for “sensitive performances” that “also fostered intimacy” (The New York Times).

Richard Goode

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 8 PM


Richard Goode, Piano


BACH Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 883
BACH Prelude and Fugue in G Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 884
BACH Prelude and Fugue in A Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 889
BACH Prelude and Fugue in B Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 892
BACH Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830
CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 55, No. 2
CHOPIN Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
CHOPIN Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24, No. 2
CHOPIN Mazurka in A-flat Major, Op. 59, No. 2
CHOPIN Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 7, No. 3
CHOPIN Mazurka in B-flat Minor, Op. 24, No. 4
CHOPIN Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
CHOPIN Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1
CHOPIN Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
CHOPIN Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60

BACH Sarabande from Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
The works of Bach and Chopin are touchstones for pianists and repertoire for which audiences have clamored for centuries. Their music requires a pianist to have both sensitivity of touch and soul, an inquisitive mind that can embark on daring harmonic journeys, and an innate sense of melody to make the piano sing. Richard Goode is a pianist who has all of this and expertly interprets the works of these masters.

Cancelled: Yefim Bronfman

The Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 8 PM


Yefim Bronfman, Piano


BARTÓK Suite, Op. 14
SCHUMANN Humoreske
DEBUSSY Suite bergamasque
STRAVINSKY Three Movements from Pétrouchka
Please note that Yefim Bronfman must regrettably cancel his recital due to illness. This event will not be rescheduled. Ticket holders who paid by credit card will receive automatic refunds; those who paid with cash should return their tickets to the Box Office. If you have any further questions, please call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Yefim Bronfman
performs a richly varied program of music from a Romantic-era genius and groundbreaking 20th-century masters Bartók, Debussy, and Stravinsky. Schumann told Clara Wieck that he had been “composing and laughing and crying, all at the same time” when he wrote his Humoreske. It’s evident in a free-flowing work where the mutability of human emotions is viewed in music of great energy, melodicism, and invention.