New repertoire/programs of living pianists

Since we love to chat about new concert programs or new works in the repertoire of great pianists, I suggest that we are doing it here!

I will start with the program of next month’s recital in Belgrade by Yevgeny Sudbin, which has Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Jullet Fantast-Overture in Sudbin’s transcription, which is (I guess) new piece in his repertoire!



That’s cool! I enjoyed his recital here a couple of years ago, however I don’t think he’s been back since.

Gosh, I’m not used to see names re-spelled like that. It took me a few seconds to figure out who F. Sopen was (which is a bit funny in Swedish since the name resembles both the words for garbage, dilettante, broom and soap :dong:).

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the funny thing is my Russian piano teacher would always pronounce it wrong because she would read “Sudbin” in English, rather than mentally transliterating it back to Cyrillic.


Trifonov is doing next season Bach’s The Art of the Fugue, together with Prokofiev’s 8th Sonata:


Dude’s got taste

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I wouldn’t be surprised if he would play complete cycle in the first, and Prokofiev 8th in the second half… :sunglasses:

Yes I was just asking myself the same thing, if he does the entire set that would be well over an hour’s worth of music, maybe even >1h30.

Either way I’m really looking forward to this. I adore the work and I don’t think I’ve heard any original Bach from him at all earlier (though I wish he’d start with something easier).

I don’t think he’s playing a recital here anytime soon, but I wouldn’t attend it anyway, unless he behaves himself.

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@xsdc His program this season lasts 75 + 30 minutes, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see complete cycle! He was thinkg about playing selections from Schumann’s Bunte Blatter this season, but then came out with full work…

@Brewtality I think he reduced the number of the concert for the next season and orientated more on America…Btw. did they already announced new season in Paris?

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That’s good! With so many pianists doing the direct opposite I’m glad at least Trifonov establishes a permanent presence there.

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Not yet, except for TCE Beethoven concerts. Usually they won’t announce until late March, if I remember correctly.

Same here, and boy am I waiting… This season was a real low.

Is it just cheap poor me or is it only right that pianists with higher prices should put on larger programs? There are exceptions of course (Zimerman), but a return to programs like this would be great.

That or split the program with another pianist.

I think they should lower the prices instead :rage: I’m not even with Kissin for that 75€ Liszt program until he drives a beetle and moves back in with his mother again.


I’m seeing Kissin next weekend, and I think I paid 110€ for that ticket. You don’t even get a subscriber’s discount for him either. Even if it’s an exceptional concert, this is the last time I will see him for a while.

Oh! Fun, the Debussy program?

I actually have no idea, I presume so. I have 3 concerts next week; malbino, kissin and babayan.

That’s 3x my season :rage:

Wonderful with Babayan. His is apparently all-Chopin, and EK is indeed the Debussy.

If it’s any consolation, this season’s tickets have cost me about 2000€. Previous season was about 6000. I will try to trim it some more next season.

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