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OCTOBER 13
A
JEREMY DENK
Enormously versatile and endlessly imaginative,
Jeremy Denk returns to Symphony Center
for the first time since his acclaimed
Keys to the
City
Piano Festival appearances in 2012.
Denk “spins out lines like a jazz improviser and
teases out surprises … [Even] the best-known
movements emerged with new immediacy
in these inspired performances”
(The New York
Times)
.
OCTOBER 27
B
ANDRÁS SCHIFF
Bach
Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
Bach
Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826
Bach
Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827
Bach
Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
Bach
Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829
Bach
Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830
“Mr. Schiff is, in Bach, a phenomenon”
(The New York Times)
.
FEBRUARY 9
B
DANIIL TRIFONOV
Stravinsky
Serenade in A Major
Ravel
Selections from
Miroirs
Schoenberg
Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11
Schumann
Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Twenty-two-year-old Daniil Trifonov took the
music world by storm in 2011, winning
the first prize at both the Tchaikovsky and
Rubinstein International Competitions.
“Trifonov has scintillating technique and a
virtuosic flair … [but] he can play with
soft-spoken delicacy”
(The New York Times)
.
You won’t want to miss his Symphony Center
recital debut!
MARCH 2
A
EVGENY KISSIN
Schubert
Sonata in D Major, D. 850
Scriabin
Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19
Scriabin
Selected Etudes, Op. 8
“Evgeny Kissin is a musician of deep musical
and poetic sensibility … his variety of
touch, from spiky to silken, was astonishing”
(Chicago Tribune)
.
MARCH 9
B
MITSUKO UCHIDA
Beethoven
Thirty-Three Variations on a
 Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120
“Mitsuko Uchida’s annual visits to
Orchestra Hall rank among the most
life-affirming experiences granted
to local concertgoers”
(Chicago Tribune)
.
MARCH 16
A
LEIF OVE ANDSNES
Beethoven
Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major,
 Op. 22
Beethoven
Sonata No. 28 in A Major,
 Op. 109
Beethoven
Six Variations on an
 Original Theme in F Major, Op. 34
Beethoven
Sonata No. 23 in F Minor,
 Op. 57
(Appassionata)
“A pianist of magisterial elegance, power and
insight”
(The New York Times)
.
APRIL 6
B
KATIA and MARIELLE LABÈQUE
Gonzalo Grau
percussion
Raphael Sequinier
percussion
Gershwin (arr. Kostal)
Three Preludes for
 Two Pianos
Glass
Four Movements for Two Pianos
Bernstein
West Side Story
for Two Pianos
 and Percussion
Known for their dazzling energy, sisters Katia
and Marielle Labèque have been the world’s
preeminent piano duo for over 30 years.
“Their musical line always sounds as if it is
being woven for the very first time … But the
illusion of improvisation is the genius of their
performances”
(The Times,
London
)
.
MAY 4
A
NIKOLAI LUGANSKY
Franck
Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Prokofiev
Sonata No. 4 in C Minor
Rachmaninov
Thirteen Preludes, Op. 32
Widely recognized as one of Russia’s most
talented pianists, Nikolai Lugansky
combines his vast technical arsenal with a
majestic, powerful voice. “Lugansky’s
interpretations attested not only to his deep
preparatory thoughts on what the music
was telling him, but also to his love of the
music”
(BBC Music Magazine)
.
MAY 18
B
EMANUEL AX
Brahms
Variations and Fugue on a
 Theme by Handel
Brahms
Piano Sonata No. 2
Brett Dean
New Commission for
 Solo Piano
Missy Mazzoli
New Commission for
 Solo Piano
“A poet at the piano”
(Chicago Tribune)
,
Emanuel Ax presents the third installment
of his 2013/14 exploration of Brahms as both
composer and muse. Here he pairs two Brahms
works dedicated to Clara Schumann—the
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel,
heavily influenced by Baroque contrapuntal
forms, and the intensely romantic Second
Sonata—with two newly commissioned works
from Brett Dean and Missy Mazzoli.
JUNE 1
A
VLADIMIR FELTSMAN
Haydn
Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI: 46
Schubert
Sonata in A Minor, D. 537
Prokofiev
Sonata No. 6 in A Major
Vladimir Feltsman “plays the piano as though
he is speaking through it. And he has a lot
to say … Rarely do I spend so much time at
the edge of my seat”
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
.
Prokofiev’s turbulent, percussive Sixth Sonata
will showcase the magnetic Russian pianist’s
deft touch and expansive sonority.
PHOTOS TOP ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: JEREMY DENK, ANDRÁS SCHIFF, DANIIL TRIFONOV, EVGENY KISSIN, MITSUKO UCHIDA
PHOTOS BOTTOM ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: LEIF OVE ANDSNES, NIKOLAI LUGANSKY, EMANUEL AX, KATIA AND MARIELLE LABÈQUE, VLADIMIR FELTSMAN
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