Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Artists I

A piano recital fosters a soloist’s most personal expression. Duo members feed off each other’s skill and passion. And new light can be shed on a beloved composer. In music from Schubert to Debussy, the finest artists give their all in this popular series.
January 21, 2018
Janine Jansen, Violin
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
February 26, 2018
Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
March 22, 2018
Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Martha Argerich, Piano
April 26, 2018
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Gautier Capuçon, Cello
Kremerata Baltica

Janine Jansen, Violin
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 2 PM

Performers

Janine Jansen, Violin
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Dover Quartet
·· Joel Link, Violin
·· Bryan Lee, Violin
·· Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, Viola
·· Camden Shaw, Cello

Program

DEBUSSY Violin Sonata
GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 2
CHAUSSON Concert for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet
Debussy takes flight for the last time, Grieg spices his sonata with Norwegian flavors, and Chausson creates a miniature concerto. Debussy was terminally ill when he composed his Violin Sonata, but the music’s verve and light speak of happier times. The light in Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 2 is derived from Norwegian folk music and dance that animate its opening and closing movements. In Chausson’s rarely performed masterpiece, passages for solo violin and piano alternate and combine with the string quartet, themes cycle from movement to movement, and melodies soar.

Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, February 26, 2018 | 8 PM

Performers

Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

Program

ALL-SCHUBERT PROGRAM
Piano Sonata in C Minor, D. 958
Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 664
Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894
Beethoven’s presence hovers about Schubert’s C-Minor Sonata, a large-scaled work of restless spirit and austere beauty, while the A-Major Sonata’s genial songlike melodies and relaxed tone recall the composer’s “Trout” Quintet. The Sonata in G Major—a favorite of Schumann’s—is a work of meditative grandeur in which the outward suggestion of a timeless waltz gives way to an expansive and deeply affecting landscape.

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Martha Argerich, Piano

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 8 PM

Performers

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Martha Argerich, Piano

Program

BACH Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017
SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
SCHUMANN Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105
FRANCK Violin Sonata
Bach’s melodic sweetness, Franck’s lush Romanticism, and more is showcased by two revered artists. Following the release of their first album together in nearly 20 years, violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Martha Argerich appear on the Carnegie Hall stage to perform Baroque and Romantic music.

Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Gautier Capuçon, Cello
Kremerata Baltica

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 8 PM

Performers

Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Gautier Capuçon, Cello
Kremerata Baltica

Program

ALL-CHOPIN PROGRAM
Introduction and Polonaise brillante, Op. 3
Cello Sonata in G Minor
Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2 (arr. Victor Kissine)
Piano Concerto No. 2 (arr. Yevgeny Sharlat)
The legato lines, delicate ornamentations, and colors that grace Chopin’s solo piano works are also found in his music for other instruments. There is not a single composition by him that does not involve the keyboard, including a small handful of works that prominently feature the cello. The Introduction and Polonaise brillante and Cello Sonata in G Minor are two of these rarities. While the former is a sparkling showpiece, the latter is an intense, highly emotive work. One of his early compositions, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is also noteworthy for its Romantic middle movement and rollicking finale: a zesty Polish mazurka.