May 16, 2012

Denis Matsuev - with comparisons to Horowitz bandied about.

Over to Paris this week for a recital by renowned Russian Pianist Denis Matsuev, recorded live in concert at Thèatre des Champs-Elysèes on April 17th of this year by Radio France.

Here is the rundown:

1.Robert Schumann
Scènes d'enfants Op.15 (1838)

2. Robert Schumann
Carnaval Op.9 (1934,1935)

3. Edvard Grieg
Six images poétiques Op.3 (1863)

4. Edvard Grieg
Sonate en mi mineur Op.7 (1865)

5. Franz Liszt
Mephisto valse N°1 S 514 (1856,1861)

6. Alexandre Scriabine
Etude en do dièse mineur op 2

7. Alexandre Scriabine
Etude en ré dièse mineur op 8 n°12

8. Serge Rachmaninov
Prélude en sol dièse mineur op 32 n°12

9. Grigori Ginzburg
Figaro Fantaisie d'après Rossini

10. Duke Ellington / Denis Matsuev
Improvisation sur le thème de Caravan

Concert donné le 17 avril 2012. Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

The two Schumann pieces are on the top player and the rest of the concert (with all the encores) are on the bottom player.

Great concert, enthusiastic audience, wonderful repertoire. And all on an Anti-Road Rage Wednesday.

Life is good.

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