Evgeny Kissin gives an unforgettable series of encores at the 1997 BBC Proms
Royal Albert Hall
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Christopher Nupen films the Russian piano star Evgeny Kissin, a true musical phenomenon!
An impeccable virtuoso, true star of the classical music scene, Evgeny Kissin's career has followed a meteoric trajectory.
On August 10, 1997, he became the first musician in the hundred-year history of the London Proms to be invited to perform a solo recital. Taking place on a blazing-hot Sunday afternoon in August, Kissin's concert attracted a record-breaking audience, the largest number of listeners ever for a BBC Proms event!
To round off the recital, Kissin offered his rapt listeners a series of encores—the longest in the history of the Proms' 103 year history in Royal Albert Hall! In this film the encores are included in their entirety: Kissin performs works by Gluck, Haydn, Liszt, Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin, some of his favorite composers.
- Also available: Evgeny Kissin, The Gift of Music, a portrait by Christopher Nupen.