Murray Perahia: Legendary Pianist Plays Chopin, More at the Kennedy Center
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Canadian pianist and former child prodigy Angela Hewitt may be best known for her nine-year recording project featuring a complete cycle of Bach's major keyboard works, but for her National Symphony Orchestra debut, she'll perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22. As heard in the award-winning film Amadeus, that diverse work includes difficult solos and a lively finale that's book-ended by a poignant minuet. Conductor David Zinman leads the NSO through another famous film theme as well, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, so compellingly used in Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking 2001: A Space Odyssey. Learn More
When you go to an event at the Kennedy Center, make certain to see what is playing at the Millenium Stage. A free performance is offered at 6:00 every night. I saw a wonderful set of Broadway show tune sung by very talented students from Catholic University.NSO: Koh Plays Barber info • Nov 01 2013 star this tip starred
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What a wonderful concert! Perahia was in such great form that some members of the audience gave him a standing ovation at the intermission - something I had never seen. The Schumann piece was so beautiful I almost wept. Our tickets were excellent, also - in the orchestra right in the middle. Thank you Goldstar!
In the more than 30 years he has been performing on the concert stage, American pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time.
Bach Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Schumann Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Chopin Etude No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 25, “Aeolian Harp”
Mazurka in A flat major, Op. 59, No. 2
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op. 50, No. 3
Mazurka in F sharp minor, Op. 59, No. 3
Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54, CT.200
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