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Piano recital

Alexandre Kantorow plays Brahms and Rachmaninov Piano recital


Tearing up the classical scene since his commanding victory at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition, Alexandre Kantorow comes to you live from the Philharmonie de Paris with a Brahms-centric program! The young superstar kicks things off with the lyrical Ballades, Op. 10, two pairs of tonally interrelated pieces inspired by narrative poetry, followed by Rachmaninov's Sonata No. 1, before moving on to a left-hand transcription of Bach's immortal Chaconne, one of the most towering achievements in music history. In a letter to Clara Schumann, Brahms wrote of the work, "On one stave, for a small instrument, the man [Bach] writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings. If I imagined that I could have created, even conceived the piece, I am quite certain that the excess of excitement and earth-shattering experience would have driven me out of my mind."

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  • Johannes Brahms, Ballades, Op. 10
    • Ballade No. 1 in D Minor: Andante
    • Ballade No. 2 in D Major: Andante
    • Ballade No. 3 in B Minor: Intermezzo - Allegro
    • Ballade No. 4 in B Major: Andante con moto
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 28
    • 1. Allegro moderato
    • 2. Lento
    • 3. Allegro molto
  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Johannes Brahms, Chaconne in D Minor for the left hand, from the Partita for Solo Violin No. 2, BWV 1004


  • Directed by:
    • Marc Pasteau
  • Venue: Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, Philharmonie de Paris (Paris, France)
  • Broadcast date: Jan. 30, 2021, 8:30 p.m.
  • Production date: 2021
  • Replay available until: March 29, 2021
  • Production: © Les Estivales de Musique en Médoc
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