Klavier-Festival Ruhr: Evgeny Kissin plays Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & Chopin
In 2020 Evgeny Kissin was awarded the prize of the Klavier-Festival Ruhr. In his laudatory speech following the award ceremony in 2021, music critic Wolfram Goertz praised the world piano star for his “spectacularly earnest” approach to piano playing: “What is fascinating about his art is that it has still preserved its immediacy.” This concrete, immediate rapport with music and with the audience will once more be evident in Wuppertal, when Evgeny Kissin shall return to perform for the seventh time at the Festival, with works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio in B Minor KV 540, Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 in A Flat Major, Op. 110; Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka in B-flat Major, Op. 7 No. 1, Mazurka in G Minor, Op. 24 No. 1, Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24 No.2, Mazurka in C Minor, Op. 30 No. 1, Mazurka in B Minor, Op. 30 No. 2, Mazurka in C Major, Op. 33 No. 3, Mazurka in B Minor, Op. 33 No. 4, Andante spianato et grande Polonaise, Op. 22; Encores: Johann Sebastian Bach: Ferruccio Busoni: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo in D Major, K.485; Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53 “Heroic Polonaise”; Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in F Minor, Op. 70 No. 2