Dénes Várjon, piano

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 8:00 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

Acclaimed Hungarian pianist and chamber musician Dénes Várjon returns to PCMS, making his Kimmel Center recital debut with a program that highlights music from his homeland. Following his initial PCMS solo concert in January 2014, the Philadelphia Inquirer lauded Várjon as a “major pianistic personality,” adding that his “unvarnished treatment of harmony and aggressive rhythm give an imperative impetus and sense of occasion to whatever he does… He found interlocking seams that suggested how such contrasting ideas belonged together. And he did so without smoothing down anything or minimizing flashpoints.”

Haydn: Piano Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI:34
Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17
Janáček: On an Overgrown Path
Chopin: Ballade in F Major, Op. 38
Chopin: Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 67, No. 4
Chopin: Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24, No. 2
Chopin: Nocturne in B-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 1
Chopin: Scherzo in B-flat Minor, Op. 31