Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 7:00 pm
The commanding GRAMMY-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman displays his gifts on the world’s biggest stages as a first-call concerto player with such illustrious conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Kurt Masur, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. As a solo performer, his playing is distinguished by exceptional grace, with “brawny fingers seeming somehow to barely brush the keys, as though there were nothing to it” (Los Angeles Times).
Bronfman’s formidable program takes us from Haydn’s playful Sonata No. 60 in C Major to early Brahms, the bold and expansive Sonata No. 3 in F Minor. The evening’s highlight is undoubtedly Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 in A Major, the first of the composer’s three War Sonatas, which passes from flowing lyricism to dramatic fury.
Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 60 in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, op. 5
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, op. 82