Piano recital Vadym Kholodenko, Baden/CH, 2017-03-17 — Liszt: Études d’exécution transcendante, S.139 (9, 6, 5); Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514 — Scriabin: Sonata No.4 in F♯ major, op.30; Sonata No.5, op.53 — Rachmaninoff: Préludes, op.32 (1, 2, 11); Etudes-tableaux, op.33 (2, 3, 4); Etudes-tableaux, op.39 (6 – 9)
A collection of experiences / lessons learned from organizing concerts / piano recitals for an artist, maybe a draft protocol for future instances?
Piano recital, Oliver Schnyder @ Tonhalle Zurich, 2017-02-27 — Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.9 in E major, op.14/1 & Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, op.90; Bartók: Piano Sonata, Sz.80 / BB 88; Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, op.5
Oxana Shevchenko in a private piano recital, 2016-01-16 — Chopin: “Polonaise-Fantaisie” in A♭ major, op.61; Ravel: La valse; Medtner, “Sonata-Idyl” in G major, op.56; Rachmaninoff, Paraphrases after Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky; Stravinsky: Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka
Piano recital by Stephen Kovacevich in Baden / Switzerland, 2015-09-18, featuring Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata in B minor, op.1, and Franz Schubert’s last two Piano Sonatas, the Sonata in A major (D.959), and the Sonata in B♭ major (D.960)
… while for the past two decades the artist is mostly pictured with an earnest, maybe “Beehovenian” / titanic, somewhat closed facial expression, in the concert (which he presented with a mostly relaxed, yet controlled body language) his face hinted at a wealth of emotions — and his playing struck me as a prime example of the “big Russian Piano School” …