In the more than 35 years he has been performing on the concert stage, Murray Perahia has become one of the most cherished pianists of our time.
Anyone who has heard one of Murray Perahia’s previous 11 UMS appearances would have to agree with the assessment of The Los Angeles Times: “Perahia is a marvel.” The Seattle Times notes, “Perahia may be the closest thing to a pure conduit of music — one in which the imagination and skill of the player are entirely at the service of the composer, not the player’s ego…The soul of a poet, the mind of a thinker, the hands of a virtuoso: No wonder audiences love this guy.”
Haydn: Sonata in D Major, H XVI: 24
Schubert: Moments musicaux, D. 780
Beethoven: Sonata No. 14 in c-sharp minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight)
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 (Carnival Scenes from Vienna)
Chopin: Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp Major, Op. 36
Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in b minor, Op. 20