Evgeny Kissin

Piano recital, music from Chopin, Berg, Gershwin and Khrennikov

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All events for the second half of the 2020–2021 season are still planned, but cannot currently be booked. Advance ticket sales have been interrupted. The current experience with the coronavirus pandemic has shown us that in the event of strong demand (above the currently permitted 500 guests), advance sales can only be expanded once the official approval has been given to open the hall accordingly. We will continue to publish or confirm the final program six weeks before the scheduled event.

One of the world’s best pianists in a program that will have both connoisseurs and enthusiasts licking their fingers: this is what we have the privilege of presenting this evening. Evgeny Kissin will first be interpreting Chopin; aficionados have long since mentioned Kissin’s Chopin recordings in the same breath as those of Horowitz, Gilels, and Rubinstein. The Russian pianist will be treating us to a selection of true gems from the composer’s oeuvre – centering around the virtuoso First Scherzo and heroic Sixth Polonaise. Kissin will be dedicating the program’s second half to modern masters, building a bridge from Socialist realism to American jazz.

Photo that shows Kissin Evgeny Pc Felix Broede Emi 2. © Felix Bröde
© Felix Bröde

Program

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in B major, op. 62, no. 1
Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat major, op. 29
Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp major, op. 36
Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major, op. 51
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, op. 20
Polonaise in A-flat major, op. 53 (“Heroic”)

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Alban Berg
Sonata for Piano, op. 1

Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov
Dance, op. 5, no. 3
Five Pieces, op. 2

George Gershwin
Three Preludes

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