Alexandre Kantorow plays Bartók, Liszt, Fauré, Rachmaninoff and Bach

Alexandre Kantorow (photo: Libre de droit, Sasha Gusov)

The press has hailed Alexandre Kantorow as “the reincarnated Liszt” because he makes even the most fiendishly difficult pieces come across as though casually tossed off. In 2019, he became the first French pianist to win the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition, and that launched a meteoric international career. For his debut in our Piano series, the inclusion of Franz Liszt’s hyper-virtuosic music was naturally imperative. He’ll also perform Bartók’s Rhapsody – at times passionate, at others exuberant – as well as Rachmaninoff’s dramatic First Sonata and Brahms’s transcription of the Bach Chaconne.

Alexandre Kantorow piano

Béla Bartók

Rhapsody for piano, Sz 26

Franz Liszt

Études d’exécution transcendante: No. 12 Chasse-neige

Franz Liszt

Années de Pèlerinage, Première Année, Suisse: No. 6 Vallée d'Obermann

Gabriel Fauré

Nocturne No. 6 in D flat major, op. 63

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Sonata No. 1, op. 28

Johann Sebastian Bach

Partita in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th Movement Chaconne (arr. for piano left hand by Brahms)

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