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The Salzburg Recital, Kissin (2-CD)

The Salzburg Recital, Kissin (2-CD)

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“Opening his program with Alban Berg’s emotionally intense Piano Sonata, Kissin delivers a powerfully controlled interpretation that places great emphasis on structural cohesion and textural clarity . . . With its generous selection of works by Chopin, the second half of Kissin’s recital finds the pianist on familiar ground.” — BBC Music Magazine 

In August 2021, as the Salzburg Festival made a meticulously planned return to full capacity, Evgeny Kissin drew a sold-out crowd to the city’s Grosses Festspielhaus. He treated his audience to a strikingly original program of works by Berg, Chopin, Gershwin and, to the surprise of some, Khrennikov. A generous selection of encores featured Mendelssohn and Debussy, as well as more Chopin and one of Kissin’s own compositions. 

Recorded live at the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, August 14, 2021. 

Berg Piano Sonata, Op. 1 

Khrennikov Three Pieces for Piano, Op. 5 

Khrennikov Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 2 

Gershwin Three Preludes 

Chopin Nocturne No. 1 in B Major, Op. 62 

Chopin Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat Major, Op. 29 

Chopin Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp Major, Op. 36 

Chopin Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat Major, Op. 51 

Chopin Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20 

Chopin Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat Major, Op. 53 (Heroic) 

Mendelssohn Songs without Words, Book 3, Op. 38, “Duetto” 

Kissin Four Piano Pieces, Op. 1 

Chopin Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31 

Debussy Suite Bergamasque, “Clair de lune” 

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Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon 
Release Date: September 2, 2022 

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