Two fiery artists, Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang, perform works by Chopin and Franck in a recital to be recorded live in Koerner Hall by Warner Classics.
Chinese pianist Yuja Wang returns for her fifth Koerner Hall appearance. “She seems to have everything: speed, flexibility, pianistic thunder and interpretive nuance.” (The New York Times) “Quite simply, the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today, and there’s nothing left to do but sit back, listen and marvel at her artistry.” (San Francisco Chronicle) “One of the most gifted pianists of her generation … A passionate performer, Ms. Wang meshes an impeccable technique and insightful artistry.” (The New York Times)
French cellist Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. He is acclaimed internationally for his deeply expressive musicianship and exuberant virtuosity, as well as for the glorious sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello, which showcases his phenomenal technical skills. “It’s the rare performer who can bring such ease and refinement to this music, while still giving everything he plays a sense of dramatic urgency.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
Fryderyk Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, op. 65
César Franck: Sonata in A Major, for cello and piano
Fryderyk Chopin: Polonaise brillante in C Major, op. 3