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Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

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Carnegie Hall: Stern Auditorium/Perelman StageNew York City, New York, United States
On Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 20:00
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Marc-André HamelinPiano

Russian music from the imperial and Soviet eras sets the stage for Schubert’s moving contemplation on his own mortality. Scriabin’s Fantasy and Feinberg’s dark-hued Sonata No. 3 are both impassioned works that present substantial technical challenges. No less daunting are Prokofiev’s set of five pungent Sarcasms, innovative works of great color and rhythmic drive. In Schubert’s B-flat Major Sonata, written two months before his death, the composer ponders his end in the first two movements, but an energetic scherzo lightens the mood before the driving finale.

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