concerts_hpicConcerts, Upcoming & Past…

Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information (e.g., what reviews you might see in my blog) — the occurrence of an event does not imply endorsement or promotion (nor do I promise reviewing each and every one of these concerts). All concerts are in Switzerland, unless noted otherwise.


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  • Tue
    21
    Oct
    2014

    Concert: Piano Recital Igor Levit — Zurich, 2014-10-21

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Igor Levit (© F. Broede)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.22 in F major, op.54
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.31 in A♭ major, op.110
    Ferruccio Busoni (1866 – 1924): “Fantasia after J.S. Bach”, BV 253
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, op.111

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    10
    Feb
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Claire Huangci — Zurich, 2015-02-10

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Claire Huangci (picture from concert brochure)
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): Sonatas K.13, K.124, K.125, K.144, K.454, K.470, and K.284
    Pjotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Concert Suite “Sleeping Beauty”, op.66 (arr. Mikhail Pletnev)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Piano Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, “Les Adieux
    Sergej Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Excerpts from the Suite “Romeo and Juliet”, op.75

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2015-03-24

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Konstantin Scherbakov (source: www.scherbakov.ch, © 2014)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 6 Bagatelles, op.126
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 15 Variations and Fugue in E major, op.35, “Eroica Variations”
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, “Eroica” — transcription by Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Thu
    10
    Sep
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Julian Layn — Zurich, 2015-09-10

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Julian Layn — Concert Flyer 2015-09-10
    Julian LaynPiano Sonata No.1, “The Queen”, excerpts from other works

    → Blog Review (★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★ / German)


  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Stephen Kovacevich — Baden, 2015-09-18

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Stephen Kovacevich (source: onyxclassics.com)
    (Interview with Ilse von Alpenheim)
    Alban Berg (1885 – 1935): Piano Sonata in B minor, op.1
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): 6 Bagatelles, op.126
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Piano Sonata No.31 in A♭ major, op.110
    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Piano Sonata in B flat major, D.960

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Teo Gheorghiu — Baden, 2015-10-31

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Teo Gheorghiu (source: www.pianodistrict.ch)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80
    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Four Impromptus, op.90, D.899
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): 8 Études-Tableaux, op.33
    Mily Balakirev (1837 – 1910): Oriental Fantasy, “Islamey”, op.18

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Fri
    27
    Nov
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Denis Matsuev — Zurich, 2015-11-27

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Denis Matsuev
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): “Les Saisons” (The Seasons), op.37a (or op.37b)
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): 5. “Méditation” from 18 Morceaux, op.72
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2015-12-12

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Konstantin Scherbakov (source: scherbakov.ch; photo © Jen-Pin)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.14 in C♯ minor, op.27/2, “Moonlight”
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 15 Variations and Fugue in E♭ major, op.35, “Eroica Variations”
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, “Eroica” — transcription by Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Tue
    22
    Dec
    2015

    Concert: Piano Recital Alexander Malofeev — ETH Zurich, 2015-12-22

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Alexander Malofeev (source: www.jazzmagazine.com; © Christophe Gremiot)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): Scherzo No.1 in B minor, op.20
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): Scherzo No.2 in B♭ minor, op.31
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Consolation No.2 in E major, S.172/2
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Consolation No.3 in D♭ major, S.172/3
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Mephisto Waltz No.1, “Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke”, S.514
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Grand Étude de Paganini in G♯ minor, “La Campanella”, S141/3
    Pjotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Concert Suite “The Nutcracker” (arr. Mikhail Pletnev)
    Pjotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Dumka, Russian rustic scene in c minor for piano, op.59
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971):Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring, arr. Alexey Kurbatov)

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    16
    Jan
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Oxana Shevchenko — Dietlikon ZH, 2016-01-16

    17:00Zurich area, private recital

    Oxana Shevchenko, private concert, Zurich area, 2016-01-16
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Polonaise-Fantaisie in A♭ major, op.61
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): La Valse, Poème choréographique
    Nikolai Medtner (1880 - 1951): "Sonata-Idyl", op. 56
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Paraphrase after Mendelssohn's Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Paraphrase after Tchaikovsky's “Lullaby”, op.16/1
    Igor Stravinsky (1881 - 1971): Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    09
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Andrew Tyson — Zurich, 2016-02-09

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Andrew Tyson @ ETHZ, 2016-02-09
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): Sonatas K.9, K.322, and K.96
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Miroirs
    Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909): Iberia (1st book)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Rhapsodie espagnole

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Ruvim Ostrovsky — Zurich, 2016-02-10

    19:30Zurich, Kirchgemeinde Zürich-Enge

    Ruvim Ostrovsky @ Zürich-Enge
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 5 Piano Sonatas

    • Sonata No.24 in F♯ major, op.78, "À Thérèse"
    • Sonata No.25 in G major, op.79
    • Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, "Les Adieux"
    • Sonata No.27 in E minor, op.90
    • Sonata No.28 in A major, op.101

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Fri
    26
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Kit Armstrong — Baden, 2016-02-26

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Kit Armstrong @ Druckerei Baden
    William Byrd (1540 - 1623): «Hugh Ashton’s Ground»
    Jan Pieterszon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621): Variations on «Mein junges Leben hat ein End’»
    John Bull (1563 - 1628): 30 Variations on «Walsingham»
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Goldberg-Variations, BWV 988

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    08
    Mar
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Olga Scheps — Zurich, 2016-03-08

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Olga Scheps (© 2015 Uwe Arens / Sony Classical)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Les Seasons (The Seasons), op.37a/37b
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Variations on a Theme by Corelli in D minor, op.42
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Piano Sonata No.7 in B♭ major, op.83

    Olga Scheps, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Alessandro Marangoni — Zurich, 2016-03-22

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Alessandro Marangoni (© Daniele Cruciani)
    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 - 1968): Evangélion (The Story of Jesus), op. 141

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Fri
    01
    Apr
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Beatrice Rana — Baden, 2016-04-01

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Beatrice Rana
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Suite «Pour le Piano»
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.35
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): «La Valse»

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    19
    Apr
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2016-04-19

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Konstantin Scherbakov
    Original Works by Leopold Godowsky (1870 - 1938):

    • 6 Pieces from "Triakontameron"
    • 3 Pieces from "Java" Suite

    Transcriptions by Leopold Godowsky:

    • J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750): Cello Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008
    • Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): 3 Lieder
    • Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909): Triana, Tango
    • Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Ständchen
    • Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899): "Wein, Weib und Gesang"

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    17
    May
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Viviana Sofronitsky — Zurich, 2016-05-17

    19:30Zurich, Auditorium maximum / ETH

    Viviana_Sofronitsky_with_copy_of_Liszt_personal_Boisselot_piano
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Sonata in G minor, W.65/17
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Fantasia in D minor, KV 397; Rondo in D major, KV 485
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Sonata quasi una Fantasia, C♯ minor, op. 27/2, "Moonlight"
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Impromptu in B♭ major, op.posth.142/3
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne in C minor, op.48
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Funerailles

    Viviana Sofronitsky on five replicas of historic pianos by Paul McNulty, Divisov, CZ

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Thu
    30
    Jun
    2016

    Concert: Fortepiano Recital Kristian Bezuidenhout — Cully, 2016-06-30

    20:00Cully / VD, Temple de Cully

    Kristian Bezuidenhout (thumbnail picture)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Toccata in D minor, BWV 913
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Sonata No.11 in A major, KV 331 (300i), "Alla Turca"
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Sonata No.15 in F major, KV 533/494
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, op.13, "Pathétique"

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Boris Berezovsky — Vevey, 2016-07-01

    19:00Vevey / VD, Salle del Castillo

    Boris Berezovsky (thumbnail picture)
    Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963): Suite "1922" for piano, op.26
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Sonata, BB 88
    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006): 3 Etudes for piano (selection)
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): 3 Sonatas
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Sonata
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Pétrouchka

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Pietro de Maria — Zurich, 2016-10-25

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Pietro de Maria
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849):

    • Mazurka in F minor, op.7/3
    • Mazurka in C major, op.24/2
    • Mazurka in C♯ minor, op.63/3
    • Ballade No.1 in  G minor, op.23
    • Nocturne in D major, op.27/2
    • Scherzo No.2 in B minor, op.31

    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006):

    • Étude No.8: Fém
    • Étude No.5: Arc-en-ciel
    • Étude No.13: L’escalier du diable

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886):

    • "Soirées de Vienne, 9 Valses-Caprices d'après Schubert": No.6 in A minor
    • "Années de Pèlerinage, Deuxième Année – Italie": Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
    • Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141: Etude No.3 G♯ minor, "La Campanella"

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    13
    Nov
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Hando Nahkur — Dietlikon ZH, 2016-11-13

    16:30Dietlikon ZH, private recital

    Hando Nahkur (© Hando Nahkur)
    John Adams (*1947): China Gates (1977)
    Ferruccio Busoni (1866 - 1924): Transcriptions of Chorale-Preludes by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):

    "Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ", BWV 639
    "Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Transcription of the Lied "Widmung" from "Myrthen", op.25 by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
    Erkki-Sven Tüür (*1959): Piano Sonata (1985)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): "Harmonies poétiques et religieuses": "Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude", S.173, from  (1847)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Concert Paraphrase on "Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901), S.434 (1859)

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Benedek Horváth, Alexandra Sikorskaya — Zurich, 2016-11-15

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Rahn Prize Winners 2016

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Sonata in A major, Wq.55/4
    Dmitri Shostakovitch (1906 - 1975): 13 Preludes op.34

    Chiara Opalio, piano

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Davidsbündlertänze op.6

    Benedek Horváth, piano

    Nikolai Medtner (1880 - 1951): Sonata-reminiscenza in A minor, op.38/1
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, op.22

    Alexandra Sikorskaya, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: Piano Recital Lise de la Salle — Baden, 2016-12-10

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Lise de la Salle, © Marco Borggreve, all rights reserved
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.3 in C major, op.2/3
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, op.111
    György Ligeti (1923 - 2006): 3 Etudes from "Études pour piano" (Nos.4, 2, 13)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Variations and Fugue for Piano on a Theme by Handel, op.24

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Wed
    01
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Oxana Shevchenko — Rüti ZH, 2017-02-01

    19:30Rüti, Amthaussaal

    Oxana Shevchenko (source: www.oxanashevchenko.com; © Andreea Tufescu Photography)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Allegro in B♭ major, KV 400
    Igor Stravinsky (1881 - 1971): Piano Sonata (1924)
    Igor Stravinsky: Les cinq doigts
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.13 in E major, op.27/1, "Quasi una fantasia"
    Igor Stravinsky: Choral for piano
    Igor Stravinsky: Serenade for piano in A
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): "Du bist die Ruh'", op.59/3, D.776, transcription for piano (S.558/3) by Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
    Franz Schubert: "Der Erlkönig", op.1, D.328, transcription for piano (S.558/4) by Franz Liszt

    → Blog Review


  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Oxana Shevchenko — Uster ZH, 2017-02-02

    19:30Uster, Gemeinderatssaal

    Oxana Shevchenko (Thumbnail)

    Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): From "Les Saisons" for piano, op.37a
    Janvier: Au coin du feu
    Février: Carnaval
    Mars: Chant de l'alouette

    Igor Stravinsky (1881 - 1971): Suite «L'oiseau de feu» (arr. Guido Agosti)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): "Du bist die Ruh'", op.59/3, D.776, transcription for piano (S.558/3) by Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
    Franz Schubert: "Der Erlkönig", op.1, D.328, transcription for piano (S.558/4) by Franz Liszt
    Igor Stravinsky: Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

    → Blog Review


  • Fri
    03
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Oxana Shevchenko — Zurich, 2017-02-03

    19:30Zurich, Jecklin-Forum

    Oxana Shevchenko (source: www.oxanashevchenko.com; © Raphaelle Photography)

    Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): From "Les Saisons" for piano, op.37a
    Janvier: Au coin du feu
    Février: Carnaval
    Mars: Chant de l'alouette
    Mai: Les nuits de mai
    Novembre: Troïka
    Igor Stravinsky (1881 - 1971) — Works for piano:
    Scherzo
    Piano Sonata in F♯ minor (1904)
    Four Etudes
    Chorale
    Serenade in A
    Piano Rag Music
    Tango


    → Blog Review


  • Sun
    05
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Oxana Shevchenko — Weinfelden TG, 2017-02-05

    17:15Weinfelden TG, Ref. Kirchgemeindehaus

    Oxana Shevchenko (Thumbnail)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Allegro in B♭ major, KV 400
    Igor Stravinsky (1881 - 1971): Piano Sonata (1924)
    Igor Stravinsky: Les cinq doigts
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.13 in E major, op.27/1, "Quasi una fantasia"
    Igor Stravinsky: Choral for piano
    Igor Stravinsky: Serenade for piano in A
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): "Du bist die Ruh'", op.59/3, D.776, transcription for piano (S.558/3) by Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
    Franz Schubert: "Der Erlkönig", op.1, D.328, transcription for piano (S.558/4) by Franz Liszt

    → Blog Review


  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Juan Pérez Floristán — Zurich, 2017-02-07

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Juan Pérez Floristán (© Kirill Bashkirov)

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886):
    Sonata in B minor, S.178
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918):
    Préludes, Livre 2:
    No.3: La puerta del vino: Mouvement de habanera avec de brusques oppositions d'extrême violence et de passionnée douceur
    No.10: Canope: Très calme et doucement triste
    No.6: "General Lavine" - eccentric: Dans le style et le mouvement d'un cake-walk
    Préludes, Livre 1:
    No.7: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest: Animé et tumultueux
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937):
    3 Preludes
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945):
    Piano Sonata, Sz.80
    Alberto Ginastera (1916 – 1983):
    3 Danzas argentinas


    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen — Baden, 2017-02-25

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Duo Tal & Groethuyzen (thumbnail)
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921): Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, op.35
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): La mer (arr. Andé Caplet)
    Théophile Ysaÿe (1865 - 1918): Variations on an original theme, op.10
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28 (arr. O. Singer)

    Duo Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen — 2 pianos

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Mon
    27
    Feb
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Oliver Schnyder — Zurich, 2017-02-27

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Oliver Schnyder (source: oliverschnyder.com; © Fotostudio Wolf)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.9 in E major, op.14/1
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, op.90
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Piano Sonata, Sz.80
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, op.5

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Yulianna Avdeeva — Aarau, 2017-03-05

    17:00Aarau, Kultur- und Kongresshaus

    Yulianna Avdeeva
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Toccata in D major, BWV 912
    Johann Sebastian Bach(1685 - 1750): Overture in the French Style, BWV 831
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Four Mazurkas, op.7
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Vadym Kholodenko — Baden, 2017-03-17

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Vadym Kholodenko (thumbnail)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Études d’exécution transcendante, S.139

    1. „Ricordanza“
    2. „Vision“
    3. „Feux follet“

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): Sonata No.4 in F♯ major, op.30
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): Sonata No.5, op.53
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Préludes, op.32

    1. Prélude in C major
    2. Prélude in B minor
    3. Prélude in B major

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Etudes-tableaux, op.33

    1. Etude-tableau in C major
    2. Etude-tableau in c minor
    3. Etude-tableau in d minor

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Etudes-tableaux, op.39

    1. Etude-tableau in a minor
    2. Etude-tableau in c minor
    3. Etude-tableau in d minor
    4. Etude-tableau in D major

    → Blog Review (★★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    11
    Apr
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2017-04-11

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov, 2016-04-19 (© Rolf Kyburz)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): 18 Morceaux, op.72 (selection)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Grande Sonate in G major, op.37
    Sergei Mikhailovich Lyapunov (1859 - 1924): Études dʹexécution transcendante, op.11 (selection)

    → Blog Review (★★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    23
    May
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Pierre-Laurent Aimard — Zurich, 2017-05-23

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard (© Roger Mastroianni)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Sonata No.18 in G major, D.894
    György Kurtág (*1926): "Passio sine nomine" and other works
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, op.57, "Appassionata"

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Tue
    30
    May
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Piotr Anderszewski — Zurich, 2017-05-30

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Piotr Anderszewski (© K. Miura, 2007)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Variations in E major "Ghost Variations", WoO 24
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Fantasia in C minor, KV 475
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Sonata No.14 in C minor, KV 457
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): On an Overgrown Path, Book II
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Three Mazurkas, op.59
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Polonaise No.7 in A major "Polonaise-fantaisie", op.61

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Igor Levit — Zurich, 2017-06-08

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Igor Levit (© Robbie Lawrence)
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): 24 Preludes and Fugues, op.87

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    19
    Sep
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Sir András Schiff — Schaffhausen, 2017-09-19

    19:30Schaffhausen, Kirche St.Johann

    András Schiff (© Nadia F. Romanini)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV 992
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, "Les Adieux"
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Piano Sonata Sz 80
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Piano Sonata 1 X 1905
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Sonata No.19 in C minor, D.958

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
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  • Tue
    10
    Oct
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Marina Baranova — Zurich, 2017-10-10

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH


    Marina Baranova (*1981): Hypersuites (2016)

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    19
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Radu Lupu — Baden, 2017-11-19

    19:30Baden / AG, Druckerei

    Radu Lupu (© Klaus Rudolph)
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Moment Musicaux, op.94, D.780
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Sonata in A minor, op.143, D.784
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Sonata in A major, D.959

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Fri
    24
    Nov
    2017

    Concert: Piano Recital Beatrice Rana — Lucerne, 2017-11-24

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Beatrice Rana (© Marie Staggat)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) : Blumenstück in D♭ major, op.19
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) : Symphonic Etudes, op.13
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Sonata in B minor, S.178

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital Daniil Trifonov — Lucerne, 2017-11-24

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Daniil Trifonov TN
    Federico Mompou (1893 - 1987): Variations on a Theme of Chopin
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Carnaval, op.9 — 12. "Chopin"
    Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907): Moods, op.73 — 5. “Hommage à Chopin”
    Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981): Nocturne "Homage to John Field", op.33
    Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): 18 Pieces, op.72 — 5. Un Poco di Chopin
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Variations on a Theme of Chopin, op.22
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.35

    → Blog Review (★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★ / German)


  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Oliver Schnyder — Wetzikon ZH, 2018-01-31

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Oliver Schnyder (© Marco Borggreve)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Sonata in B♭ major, K.570
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Sonata in A minor, K.310
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Sonata in B♭ major, op.106 ("Hammerklavier")

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Yulianna Avdeeva — Wetzikon ZH, 2018-02-02

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Yulianna AvdeevaJohann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Toccata in D major, BWV 912
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Partita in B minor, BWV 831 ("French Overture")
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1949): Mazurka in B♭ major, op.7/1
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1949): Mazurka in A minor, op.7/2
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1949): Mazurka in F minor, op.7/3
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1949): Mazurka in A♭ major, op.7/4
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1949): Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Werner Bärtschi — Zurich, 2018-03-09

    19:30Zurich, Konservatorium Florhofgasse

    Werner Bärtschi, 2014 (source: Wikipedia)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, op.2/1
    Reinhard Febel (*1952): "Expanding Universe" (World premiere)
    Wilhelm Killmayer (1927 - 2017): "Am Grat"
    Max Eugen Keller (*1947): "Selbstgespräche"
    Werner Bärtschi (*1950): "In Trauer und Prunk"
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, op.111

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Thu
    06
    Sep
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Dmitry Masleev — Lucerne, 2018-09-06

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Dmitry Masleev (source: dmitry-masleev.com)

    Lucerne Festival — Debut Series

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): 18 Morceaux, op.72 (selection)
    Sergei Prokofjev (1891 – 1953): Piano Sonata No.2 in D minor, op.14
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Rhapsodie espagnole, S.254

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Martin Helmchen — Baden, 2018-10-26

    19:30Baden, Druckerei

    Martin Helmchen (© Giorgia Bertazzi)

    Piano District — "Novelletten"

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1956): Novelletten, op.21
    Clara Schumann-Wieck (1819 - 1896): Soirées musicales, op.6 (excerpts)
    Arnold Schönberg (1874 - 1951): 6 Little Pieces for Piano, op.19
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Partita No.4 in D major, BWV 828 (excerpt)
    Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992): Vingt regards sur l ́Enfant-Jésus (excerpt)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Waltz No.3 in A minor, op.34/2, B.64
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Bagatelle sans tonalité, S.216a
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): "Nuages gris", S.199

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    02
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Maria João Pires & Miloš Popović — Zurich, 2018-11-02

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Maria João Pires (© Felix Broede / Deutsche Grammophon)

    Orpheum — Young Soloists on Stage

    A musical setting with texts by Frédéric Sounac, featuring piano works by
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) and Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849),
    presented by Maria João Pires, Miloš Popović, and participants of the "Partitura Workshop 2018".

    Maria João Pires, piano
    Miloš Popović, piano
    Participants of the "Partitura Workshop 2018":

    • Teo Gheorghiu, piano
    • Annika Treutler, piano
    • Giorgi Iuldashevi, piano
    • Marta Patrocínio, piano
    • Marianna Uzankichyan, piano
    • Richard Octaviano Kogima, piano

    Mona Petri, recitation

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Fabian Müller — Brugg, 2018-11-03

    19:30Brugg, Zimmermannhaus

    Fabian Müller (© Herff)

    Charles Ives (1874 - 1954): Piano Sonata No.2, "Concord"
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): 3 Intermezzi, op.117
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, op.57, "Appassionata"

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Claire Huangci — Zurich, 2018-11-20

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Claire Huangci (picture from concert brochure)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH

    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): 4 Sonatas
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, “Les Adieux”
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Hungarian Rhapsody No.13 in A minor, S.244/13
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Piano Sonata in A major, D.959

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Haochen Zhang — Lucerne, 2018-11-21

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Haochen Zhang (© Benjamin Ealovega)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016): Piano Sonata No.1
    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Préludes, Livre 2, L.123:

    1. Bruyères
    2. La Terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
    3. Feux d'artifice

    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): In the Mists
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Schaghajegh Nosrati — Lucerne, 2018-11-22

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Schaghajegh Nosrati (© Irene Zandel)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    "Concert sans orchestre"

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
    Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813 - 1888): Concerto pour piano seul, op.39/8 - 10

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Concert: Piano Recital Grigory Sokolov — Lucerne, 2018-11-22

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Grigory Sokolov (© Picture Alliance: DPA)

    Lucerne Piano Festival

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata in C major, op.2/3
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): 11 Bagatelles, op.119
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Four Impromptus, op.posth.142, D.935

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Fri
    23
    Nov
    2018

    Concert: Piano Recital Federico Colli — Lucerne, 2018-11-23

    12:15Lucerne, St.Luke's Church

    Federico Colli (© Roberto Mora)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): Keyboard Sonatas

    • F minor, K.19
    • G minor, K.450
    • D major, K.492
    • F minor, K.69
    • D minor, K.32
    • D minor, K.430
    • D minor, K.1
    • A major, K.39

    Ferruccio Busoni (1866 - 1924) / Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Transcription of the Chaconne from Partita No.2 for Violin solo in D minor, BWV 1004 / BV B 24
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881): Pictures at an Exhibition

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Byron Wei-Xin Zhou — Geneva, 2019-01-04

    20:00Geneva, Victoria Hall

    Byron Weixin Zhou (© Hongfei Ni)

    Chinese Cross Cultural Festival

    Tong Sang (1923 - 2012): Fair Maiden from Afar (1943)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): 8 Etudes, op.42: No.4, Etude in F♯ major
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): 8 Etudes, op.42: No.5, Etude in C♯ minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36

    Byron Wei-Xin Zhou, piano

    (the original, orchestral program was cancelled)

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Joseph-Maurice Weder — Zurich, 2019-01-15

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Joseph-Maurice Weder (© Viktor Friesen)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — "To Be or Not To Be"

    Jannik Giger (*1985): Accelerated for Piano (2017)
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Sonata 1.X.1905
    Richard Dubugnon (*1968): Sonata V, op.82 (2018)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Sonata in B minor, S.178

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Oliver Schnyder — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-01-31

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Oliver Schnyder (© Marco Borggreve)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826): Sonata No.4 in E minor, op.70 (1822)
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Variations sérieuses in D minor, op.54 (1841)
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Sonata No.6 in A major, op.82 (1940)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): Ballad in F♯ major, op.19 (1879)

    Oliver Schnyder, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Alina Bercu — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-01

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alina Bercu (source: www.alinabercu.com)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7 (1797)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, op.10/1 (1798)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.7 in C♯ minor, op.27/1, CT 114 (1836)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.8 in D♭ major, op.27/2, CT 115 (1836)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1875 - 1943): 6 Moments Musicaux, op.16 (1896)

    Alina Bercu, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Alice di Piazza — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    15:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alice di Piazza (© David Marchon)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Chorale Prelude "O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen", op.122/6 (1896)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Two Romances from op.28 (1839)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Chorale Prelude "Herzlich tut mich verlangen", op.122/10 (1896)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): 7 Fantasias, op.116 (1892)

    Alice di Piazza, piano

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital, Deszö Ránki — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    17:15Wetzikon, KZO

    Dezsö Ránki (© Szilvia Csibi)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Sonata in B♭ major, Hob.XVI/41 (1784)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1931): Menuet sur le nom de Haydn, M.58 (1909)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1931): Sonatine, M.40 (1903 - 1905)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Vol.I from "For Children", Sz.42, BB 53 (Version 1945)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Romanian Christmas Carols, Sz.57, BB 67 (1915)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Suite, op.14, Sz.62, BB 70 (1916)
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Sonata in E♭ major, Hob.XVI/49 (1790)

    Deszö Ránki, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital, Yulianna Avdeeva — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    20:00Wetzikon, KZO

    Yulianna Avdeeva (© Harald Hoffman)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Estampes, L.100 (1903)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Ballade No.3 in A♭ major, op.47, CT 4 (1841)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.36 in A minor, op.59/1, CT 86 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.37 in A♭ major, op.59/2, CT 87 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.38 in F♯ minor, op.59/3, CT 88 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Prélude in C♯ minor, op.45, CT 190 (1841)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Scherzo No.3 in C♯ minor, op.39, CT 199 (1839)
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881): Pictures at an Exhibition

    Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Olga Kern — Zurich, 2019-03-27

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Olga Kern (© Dale Steadman)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Special Concert

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Études-Tableaux, opp.32 & 39 — selection
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): 13 Préludes, op.32 — selection, 8 Préludes
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): 3 Preludes (1926)
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): Seven Virtuoso Etudes (selection, arr. Earl Wild)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Moment Musicaux, op.16 — 4. Moment Musical in E minor, Presto
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Morceaux de salon op.10 — 3. Barcarolle in G minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3 — 5. Polichinelle in F♯ minor
    Alexander Scriabin (1871 - 1915): 2 Études from 8 Études, op.42
    Mily Balakirev (1837 - 1910): Oriental Fantasy "Islamey", op.18

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