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Pianist Ivan Gusev in Solo Recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on November 17 at 8:00 p.m., presented by Sound Ways

October 9, 2018 | By Anna Phillips

Pianist Ivan Gusev will take the stage at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall for his solo recital on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., presented by Sound Ways.

Born in Kazakhstan, Ivan spent his early childhood there before his parents relocated to a small town near Moscow, Russia to continue his musical training. A graduate of the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory (with highest honors, Profs. Eliso Virsaladze, Mikhail Voskresensky) and Mannes School of Music in New York (Prof. Jerome Rose), Ivan very naturally combines different performing traditions in his performances. As musicologist Prof. Allan Evan once described Ivan, “he is a profound, genuine musician who makes each note live and transport you to another existence”.

On November 17, 2018 Ivan’s recital program will take the audience on a historic journey of musical works of different epochs and styles: from subtle and intimate Scarlatti’s Sonata in F minor to Mendelssohn’s very romantic Variations Serieuses, two Etudes-Tableaux by Rachmaninoff that evoke vivid visual images, Scriabin’s very lyrical and passionate Sonata-Fantasia, and then from two Debussy preludes to Mussorgsky’s mysterious Pictures at an Exhibition.

Ivan is a winner of the 3rd Gershwin International Music Competition in New York, as well as a laureate of several international piano competitions. His concert engagements include solo recitals and orchestra performances in the US and abroad.

Tickets, priced $20-$35, are available now for the November 17 concert at CarnegieCharge (212-247-7800), online at (https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/11/17/ivan-gusev-piano-0800pm) and at the Carnegie Hall box office located at 57th St. and 7th Ave. in New York.

The Program

D. Scarlatti          Sonata F minor K466

F. Mendelssohn  Variations sérieuses, Op. 54 

S. Rachmaninov Étude-tableaux in A minor, Op. 39 No. 2, Étude-tableaux in E-flat minor, Op. 39 No. 5

A. Scriabin          Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19 (“Sonata-fantasy”)

C. Debussy         From Préludes, Book I: Voiles, Le vent dans la plain

M. Mussorgsky   Pictures at an Exhibition





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