24 May 2012
Encore! Encore!! … Encore!!! Encore!!!!
Superstar pianist Evgeny Kissin capped off his one-night-only performance of piano concertos by Scriabin and Grieg with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic by playing no fewer than four solo encores:
- Carnival Scene, the third movement of Grieg’s Scenes from Folk Life, Op. 19
- Scriabin’s Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 42, No. 5
- Grieg’s own piano arrangements of two songs in his set Melodies of the Heart, Op. 5 — “I Love Thee,” Op. 41, No. 3
- and “Poet’s Heart,” Op. 52, No. 2
21 May 2012
Evgeny Kissin does double duty on May 23, tackling piano concertos by Scriabin and Grieg. Check out the Philharmonic’s program notes online to learn more about the works on tap for this special event, including why forbidden love resulted in a Philharmonic ban on Scriabin’s works in the early 20th century.