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Denis Matsuev Solo Recital – NEW YORK
January 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
- TCHAIKOVSKY The Seasons
- SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, Op. 16
- STRAVINSKY Three Movements from Pétrouchka
Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons is a collection of pieces that depict each month of the year. From January’s “By the Fireside” to the sleigh bells of November and December, Tchaikovsky’s sweet melodies and gentle tone delight. Schumann’s Kreisleriana is a collection of eight miniatures inspired by Johannes Kreisler, a fictitious character who appears in the writings of E. T. A. Hoffmann. Like the mercurial Kreisler, the music’s moods shift from the tempestuous to the darkly pensive. Stravinsky’s piano transcriptions of the “Russian Dance,” “Pétrouchka’s Room,” and “Shrovetide Fair” from his great ballet are stunning showpieces that make daunting technical demands of the performer.