Haydn Sonata No 59 Beethoven Sonata No 32 Schubert 4 Impromtus: F minor Op 142 No 1 B flat major Op 142 No 3 G flat major Op 90 No 3 A flat major Op 90 No 4 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 12
Evgeny Kissin piano
In recent years Evgeny Kissin has increasingly combined his dazzlingly disciplined piano technique with a sense of lyricism, translucence and drama – there’s even been the odd foray into enrapturing sparkle and humour. But the prodigy who always avoided mannerism, affectation and cliché is still inside Kissin, powering his endless quest for musical truth and probing exploration. Here the unfathomable genius that is Kissin seats himself at the Barbican’s Steinway for a recital in which he is sure to hold the audience in the palm of his hand. No pianophile will want to miss it.