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concert Kevin Chen performs Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt New Generation Piano Recital

New Generation Piano Recital

Kevin Chen performs Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt New Generation Piano Recital

About

Canadian pianist Kevin Chen took first prize at the 2021 Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest, the 2022 Concours de Genève, and the 2023 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv—incredible accolades for any artist, but staggeringly impressive for one who was born in 2005! Now 18, this phenom of uncommon artistic maturity takes the stage of Paris's Fondation Louis Vuitton for a soulful and virtuosic Romantic program, featuring the first of Beethoven's complex late sonatas (Op. 101 in A), Chopin's dazzling Polonaise-Fantaisie and stormy Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, and a Franz Liszt lineup that would make a lesser pianist tremble, including two Hungarian-tinged Csárdás, the diabolical Erlkönig (transcribed from Schubert), and the passionate Réminiscences de Norma—an audacious and undeniable statement of arrival from a pianist you'll be seeing much more of in the coming years.

Photo © Fabrice Umiglia

Cast

Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
    • 1. Allegretto, ma non troppo
    • 2. Vivace alla Marcia
    • 3. Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto
    • 4. Allegro
  • Frédéric Chopin, Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
  • Frédéric Chopin, Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
  • Franz Liszt, 2 Csárdás, S. 225
    • I. Csárdás
    • II. Csárdás obstinée
  • Franz Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Troisième année, S. 163
    • The Fountains of the Villa d'Este
  • Franz Liszt / Franz Schubert, Lieder von Franz Schubert, S. 558
    • Erlkönig, D. 328
  • Franz Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année : Italie, S. 161
    • 5. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
  • Vincenzo Bellini / Franz Liszt, Réminiscences de Norma, S. 394
  • Robert Schumann / Franz Liszt, Frühlingsnacht, S. 568
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Meditation op. 72 No. 5

Details

  • Venue: Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, France)
  • Broadcast date: Feb. 8, 2024, 8:30 p.m.
  • Production date: 2024
  • Replay available until: May 8, 2024
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min
  • Production: © Fondation Louis Vuitton
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