2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments.
Over 100,000 members from around the world.
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad) Piano Sight Reading
train piano sight reading with your iPhone or iPad
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Pianoteq
Steinway Spiro Layering
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
Who's Online Now
75 members (accordeur, Anglagard44, anotherscott, BlakeOR, 36251, c++, brendon, 13 invisible), 609 guests, and 592 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 9 of 16 1 2 7 8 9 10 11 15 16
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 570
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 570
Hello Americans! I just discovered that Kissin has a few upcoming recitals in the US in May, some of them with the exact same program that I just heard from him.

Tour Schedule

Needless to say, I warmly recommend it. The way he plays that Schumann sonata... and the Scriabin... oh my.


Sibylle


"Not a shred of evidence exists in favour of the idea that life is serious." -Brendan Gill
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 144
H
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
H
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 144
Originally Posted by Sibylle
Hello Americans! I just discovered that Kissin has a few upcoming recitals in the US in May, some of them with the exact same program that I just heard from him.

Tour Schedule

Needless to say, I warmly recommend it. The way he plays that Schumann sonata... and the Scriabin... oh my.

I see that the tour schedule includes several of his 2020 concerts, but it doesn't include his Philadelphia all-Beethoven recital on May 14, 2020. This is actually being presented as a "special event" by the Philadelphia Orchestra; that's why the note about the Orchestra appears at the end. This will definitely be on my calendar:
Quote
BeethovenNOW: Solo Piano Recital with Evgeny Kissin
Evgeny Kissin - Piano

PROGRAM
Beethoven - Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”)

Beethoven - Fifteen Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-flat major, Op. 35 (“Eroica”)

Beethoven - Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2

Beethoven - Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”)

Thursday, May 14, 2020
7:30 PM
VERIZON HALL
In a season presenting all nine of Beethoven's symphonies, and all five of his piano concertos, we can't ignore his solo piano pieces, some of the most unforgettable music ever written. From the “Pathétique” with its echoes of Mozart to the “Eroica” Variations, using thematic material from his Third Symphony, to the innovative D-minor and the heroic and technically challenging “Waldstein,” this brief survey underscores yet again Beethoven's monumental musical genius. The internationally acclaimed virtuoso Evgeny Kissin performs these masterpieces.

Please note: The Philadelphia Orchestra does not perform on this concert.

Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 570
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 570
Originally Posted by Hank M
I see that the tour schedule includes several of his 2020 concerts, but it doesn't include his Philadelphia all-Beethoven recital on May 14, 2020. This is actually being presented as a "special event" by the Philadelphia Orchestra; that's why the note about the Orchestra appears at the end. This will definitely be on my calendar:

Yes, mine too! I can't let him play my favourite sonata without me hearing it! I'm just agonising over where I'll see it, because there's no way I can get to Vienna in January. Maybe I'll catch him in London instead, or in Luxemburg if I can find a cheap flight smile

Last edited by Sibylle; 04/01/19 02:18 PM.

Sibylle


"Not a shred of evidence exists in favour of the idea that life is serious." -Brendan Gill
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 4,902
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 4,902
Originally Posted by Sibylle
Originally Posted by Hank M
I see that the tour schedule includes several of his 2020 concerts, but it doesn't include his Philadelphia all-Beethoven recital on May 14, 2020. This is actually being presented as a "special event" by the Philadelphia Orchestra; that's why the note about the Orchestra appears at the end. This will definitely be on my calendar:

Yes, mine too! I can't let him play my favourite sonata without me hearing it! I'm just agonising over where I'll see it, because there's no way I can get to Vienna in January. Maybe I'll catch him in London instead, or in Luxemburg if I can find a cheap flight smile


I think it's time for a return visit to Dublin. He hasn't been here since 2012!

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,097
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,097
So here's an interesting one - Nobuyuki Tsujii at Carnegie Hall on Friday May 10th.

You may remember him from the 2009 Cliburn - he shared the gold. He's completely blind and learns 'by ear'. At the Cliburn I remember he played the Hammerklavier in the final round. All those leaps. Just wow.


Anyway, Murray Peraih was supposed to play on May 10th but pulled out for health reasons. So now Nobuyuki Tsujii will be there instead.

A program full of personal favorites:

SATIE Trois Gymnopédies

DEBUSSY Images, Book I

RAVEL Sonatine

CHOPIN Scherzo No. 1

CHOPIN Scherzo No. 2

CHOPIN Scherzo No. 3

CHOPIN Scherzo No. 4


I bought my tickets just yesterday and got two in a first tier box, keyboard side. So there are still good seats to be had.


If you don't talk to your children about equal temperment, who will?
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,328
Mark_C Offline OP
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,328
Originally Posted by jon-nyc
Nobuyuki Tsujii at Carnegie Hall on Friday May 10th......

CHOPIN Scherzo No. 2

Please do me a favor: Let us know how the heck he does that leap in the last measure! grin

(I don't just mean how well he does it: I mean how he seems to go about it at all.)

There are leaps all over that piece, as well as the others, but that's the one I really would wonder about.)

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 664
C
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
C
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 664
I wanted to give people a heads up about the Xavier University Music Series: https://www.xavier.edu/musicseries/

If you are interested in solo piano concerts by high-caliber artists in an intimate setting, I don't think I've come across better in the midwest. The series is a wonderful mix between big names (like Stephen Hough, Barry Douglas, Simone Dinnerstein), up-and-coming artists like Anderson and Roe, and even mixes in competition winners and younger artists. This season I have really enjoyed Sara Davis Buechner's concert, as well as Pianoworld's own Brendan Kinesella with a wonderful Bach program.

The next one I am looking forward to is Frederic Chiu on April 28th. There are not many venues in the midwest that bring in these kind of names for smaller concerts, and I have learned a lot by attending.

Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3,487
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3,487
Originally Posted by computerpro3
I wanted to give people a heads up about the Xavier University Music Series: https://www.xavier.edu/musicseries/

If you are interested in solo piano concerts by high-caliber artists in an intimate setting, I don't think I've come across better in the midwest. The series is a wonderful mix between big names (like Stephen Hough, Barry Douglas, Simone Dinnerstein), up-and-coming artists like Anderson and Roe, and even mixes in competition winners and younger artists. This season I have really enjoyed Sara Davis Buechner's concert, as well as Pianoworld's own Brendan Kinesella with a wonderful Bach program.

The next one I am looking forward to is Frederic Chiu on April 28th. There are not many venues in the midwest that bring in these kind of names for smaller concerts, and I have learned a lot by attending.


I have always enjoyed listening to Frederic Chiu. His Rossini: Sins of Old Age is especially enjoyable.



[Linked Image]
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 664
C
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
C
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 664
I just got back from the Chiu performance and I think it was the most remarkable live concert I have heard in a couple of years. It was all all-Prokofiev program, including sonatas 2, 3, 7, Romeo and Juliet selections, his own transcription of Lieutenant Kije (amazing), and Suggestions Diabolique for an encore. I have never heard such nuanced, musical, and overall remarkable Prokofiev played live.

If you have a chance to see Chiu playing Prokofiev, just do it.

Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3,487
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3,487
Originally Posted by computerpro3
I just got back from the Chiu performance and I think it was the most remarkable live concert I have heard in a couple of years. It was all all-Prokofiev program, including sonatas 2, 3, 7, Romeo and Juliet selections, his own transcription of Lieutenant Kije (amazing), and Suggestions Diabolique for an encore. I have never heard such nuanced, musical, and overall remarkable Prokofiev played live.

If you have a chance to see Chiu playing Prokofiev, just do it.


I hope I get the opportunity in the future!



[Linked Image]
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,328
Mark_C Offline OP
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,328
Originally Posted by Mark_C
Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Can we plug our own upcoming concerts, or should that be a different thread?

It depends.

For example:

Yours, yes.
Mine, no. ha

I'm making an exception to that. grin

I'm playing a recital (free) next week at the great little auditorium of a local music school:
Wednesday, May 8, 7 PM
Music Conservatory of Westchester
(216 Central Ave., White Plains, NY -- right near the north end of Central Ave., next door to the City Limits Diner)

It's to help prepare for the Boston amateur competition, which is June 5-8.

Program:
Schubert Impromptu in A-flat major (the "slow" one, from the second set)
Chopin Etude in F minor, Op. 25 #2
Scriabin Etude in B-flat minor, Op. 8 #11
Beethoven Sonata in F-sharp major, Op. 78
Scriabin Sonata #10
---------------
Chopin Polonaise in F-sharp minor
Schubert "little" A major Sonata (D. 664)

Would love to have any of you all come!
(You might be the only ones there.) grin

Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,232
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,232
Originally Posted by Mark_C
I'm playing a recital (free) next week at the great little auditorium of a local music school:
Wednesday, May 8, 7 PM
Music Conservatory of Westchester

(216 Central Ave., White Plains, NY -- right near the north end of Central Ave., next door to the City Limits Diner)Schubert Impromptu in A-flat major (the "slow" one, from the second set)
Chopin Etude in F minor, Op. 25 #2
Scriabin Etude in B-flat minor, Op. 8 #11
Beethoven Sonata in F-sharp major, Op. 78
Scriabin Sonata #10
---------------
Chopin Polonaise in F-sharp minor
Schubert "little" A major Sonata (D. 664)

Coincidentally, I'll be performing the Debussy cello sonata and L'Isle joyeuse at The Westchester complex in DC on Monday evening (see below). Second half will be the Debussy string quartet. Cool thing is, we get PAID! DC Metropolitan Area residents, please note that your attendance will provide a meal for my starving children.

Mark, is your program content and sequence set in stone? If not, I have no comment and will await updates. If so, well I'll just stand by to hear your answer.

Either way, I am looking forward to hearing your Op. 25 No. 2. I had a student in NYC who actually got what I was trying to teach him about the rhythmic intricacies of that piece and how Chopin's indications should be interpreted literally. He got it, but was never able to actually execute it. So I'll be following the live feed with bated breath as you perform this exquisite, complex masterpiece.



“Four on Five” presents an all-Debussy Program

The Westchester
4000 Cathedral Avenue, N.W.
Southwest Corner of Cathedral Avenue and 39th Street
Monday, May 6, 2019 -- Main Lobby, 7:30 p.m.

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
~ Sonata for cello and piano (1915)
~ L’Isle Joyeuse (The Joyful Island) for solo piano (1904)
~ String Quartet, Op. 10 in G minor (1893)

Robyn Tessin and Carolyn Esko Carlson, violins;
Julia Moline, viola; Valerie Matthews, cello;
Simon Finlow, piano


SRF
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,328
Mark_C Offline OP
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,328
Originally Posted by SiFi
....is your program content and sequence set in stone?

Pretty much (geared by my round-to round in the competition), but I'd still be interested to hear your impressions. (You won't be messing me up.) grin

BTW, the one time I made the semi-finals at the Cliburn, I had gotten all kinds of expert feedback telling me that my 1st round program was a terrible idea. I listened with interest. ha

Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 4,902
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 4,902
Marc-André Hamelin is playing at the NCH in Dublin next Thursday (May 9th). For me the highlight will be the Schumann Fantasie, Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie, and Scherzo no.4. I'm glad he now plays music that I like. grin

I like the cheap unreserved tickets in the choir balcony for solo piano recitals, as I can find the perfect position after I arrive. It's only €27.50.

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,118
M
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
M
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,118
Originally Posted by johnstaf
Marc-André Hamelin is playing at the NCH in Dublin next Thursday (May 9th). For me the highlight will be the Schumann Fantasie, Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie, and Scherzo no.4. I'm glad he now plays music that I like. grin

I like the cheap unreserved tickets in the choir balcony for solo piano recitals, as I can find the perfect position after I arrive. It's only €27.50.


You'll have to report back. I love Hamelin's work, but his Chopin can fall flat for me.

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,802
Silver Level
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
Silver Level
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,802
Jean Rondeaux will be at The Wigmore on 10 June 2019. I may attend.


Steinway A3
Boston 118 PE

YouTube

Working On
Chopin Nocturne E min
Bach Inventions

"You Can Never Have Too Many Dream Pianos" -Thad Carhart
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,232
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,232
Self-promotion alert!!

Some of the best string players in the DC metro area will be performing with me as a grateful accessory on Monday May 6 at 7:30 at The Westchester complex, 4000 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016. We'll be doing a selection of Debussy's greatest masterpieces.

Here's the official blurb:

“Four on Five” presents an all-Debussy Program
Monday, May 6, 2019
Main Lobby, 7:30 p.m.

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
~ Sonata for cello and piano (1915)
~ L’Isle Joyeuse (The Joyful Island) for solo piano (1904)
~ String Quartet, Op. 10 in G minor (1893)
Robyn Tessin and Carolyn Esko Carlson, violins;
Julia Moline, viola; Valerie Matthews, cello;
Simon Finlow, piano

To lead our thoughts to Paris in the spring, the string quartet “Four on Five” and pianist Simon Finlow look forward to presenting this all-Debussy program. The program draws from all phases of Claude Debussy’s compositional life: from his youthful String Quartet, to his colorful “L’Isle Joyeuse” (The Joyful Island) for solo piano, to his autumnal Sonata for cello and piano.

The performers appear regularly with the Friday Morning Music Club. In addition, violinists Robyn Tessin and Carolyn Esko Carlson and violist Julia Moline are members of the Avanti Orchestra, cellist Valerie Matthews has appeared on previous Westchester programs with the Leland Ensemble, and pianist Simon Finlow is a frequent participant in piano competitions and master classes.


SRF
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 586

Silver Supporter until Sept 10 2020
500 Post Club Member
Offline

Silver Supporter until Sept 10 2020
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 586
Marc-Andre Hamelin (July 12 and 14) and George Li (June 29) will be performing at the Bellingham Festival of Music for those within reach of western Washington state.


"Serena," my Estonia L168.
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,097
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,097
Originally Posted by Mark_C
Originally Posted by jon-nyc
Nobuyuki Tsujii at Carnegie Hall on Friday May 10th......

CHOPIN Scherzo No. 2

Please do me a favor: Let us know how the heck he does that leap in the last measure! grin

(I don't just mean how well he does it: I mean how he seems to go about it at all.)

There are leaps all over that piece, as well as the others, but that's the one I really would wonder about.)



So the concert was fantastic. His delicacy and tonal control are simply amazing.

I paid special attention to how he approached leaps. You know how all of our teachers tell us to move our hand into position early, to the extent possible, to make sure it's in place and give ourselves a tiny bit of time to play the note without harshness? He's better at that than anyone else. He also does it constantly, even in movements that most of us wouldn't categorize as 'leaps' but still involve moving the entire hand. It's so impressive to watch, at times it seems like you're watching a video with slightly out of sync audio, where the movement occurs ever so slightly before the sound. I think he also leaves the note before a leap earlier than most would, at least in some cases, to give him that tiny bit more time to find the landing spot. He's creative with the pedal to get away with this.

And by the way, he often needs that time for correction. Many times I saw him leap a little too far and do a sub-second correction and find the right note. Again, it's safe to say he's better at this that the rest of us. It's really amazing to watch. It's also inspired me to do a better job on this.

You can what I'm talking about on some of the youtube videos of him playing,


If you don't talk to your children about equal temperment, who will?
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3,487
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3,487
Originally Posted by jon-nyc
Originally Posted by Mark_C
Originally Posted by jon-nyc
Nobuyuki Tsujii at Carnegie Hall on Friday May 10th......

CHOPIN Scherzo No. 2

Please do me a favor: Let us know how the heck he does that leap in the last measure! grin

(I don't just mean how well he does it: I mean how he seems to go about it at all.)

There are leaps all over that piece, as well as the others, but that's the one I really would wonder about.)



So the concert was fantastic. His delicacy and tonal control are simply amazing.

I paid special attention to how he approached leaps. You know how all of our teachers tell us to move our hand into position early, to the extent possible, to make sure it's in place and give ourselves a tiny bit of time to play the note without harshness? He's better at that than anyone else. He also does it constantly, even in movements that most of us wouldn't categorize as 'leaps' but still involve moving the entire hand. It's so impressive to watch, at times it seems like you're watching a video with slightly out of sync audio, where the movement occurs ever so slightly before the sound. I think he also leaves the note before a leap earlier than most would, at least in some cases, to give him that tiny bit more time to find the landing spot. He's creative with the pedal to get away with this.

And by the way, he often needs that time for correction. Many times I saw him leap a little too far and do a sub-second correction and find the right note. Again, it's safe to say he's better at this that the rest of us. It's really amazing to watch. It's also inspired me to do a better job on this.

You can what I'm talking about on some of the youtube videos of him playing,


Thanks for the recap.



[Linked Image]
Page 9 of 16 1 2 7 8 9 10 11 15 16

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
(ad)
Couch to Concert Hall
Couch to Concert Hall
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
List of 100 Pieces for the Developing Pianist
by Talão - 05/10/21 04:06 PM
Advice on play though of This piano
by Nicepianoman39 - 05/10/21 02:48 PM
opinions on Schlutze Pollman piano
by Nicepianoman39 - 05/10/21 02:42 PM
"Hot" piano market, prep work lacking
by letters.music - 05/10/21 02:06 PM
Clair de Lune - Debussy | In-depth tutorial
by antune - 05/10/21 12:38 PM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics206,844
Posts3,091,948
Members101,465
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers

Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | MapleStreetMusicShop.com - Our store in Cornish Maine


© copyright 1997 - 2021 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5