Evgeny Kissin plays Prokofiev in recital

Verbier Festival 2009

Evgeny Kissin in a recital dedicated to his fellow countryman Sergei Prokofiev, at the Verbier Festival.

His performance reached its climax with "Montagues and Capulets" from Romeo and Juliet, where Evgeny Kissin succeeded to fit into his keyboard all the powerful and tragic spirit of the original ballet music. The program also features Prokofiev’s Sonata No.8 and Suggestion Diabolique

Evgeny Kissin has been considered a genius for several years now. Few contemporary musicians are as admired as he is. Wherever Kissin goes, he meets the passionate enthusiasm of an audience which remains faithful to the "phenomenon," and on the musical planet, each of his performances is an international event. The unique concern of perfection he carries, both in terms of interpretation and in terms of technique can hardly be found in any other musician. This recital given at the 2009 Verbier Festival celebrates the Russian composer. A real jewel!

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