Nelson Goerner

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Monday, August 08, 2011

Nelson Goerner has enjoyed a busy performing career in Europe and Japan but U.S. concert halls have mostly eluded him. The Argentine pianist finally made his New York recital debut last fall at the Frick Collection in a program that combined works by Chopin and Schumann.

About Nelson Goerner

Born in Argentina in 1969, Nelson Goerner initially studied there. After being awarded first prize in the Franz Liszt Competition in Buenos Aires in 1986, he received a scholarship to study with Maria Tipo at the Geneva Conservatoire. In 1990, he won first prize in the Geneva Competition. Mr. Goerner has given recitals in major cities throughout Europe. He has performed with orchestras in Germany, England, Japan, and Canada.

In this country, he has performed as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Mr. Goerner has worked with the Takács Quartet and instrumentalists Julian Rachlin, Steven Isseleris and Vadim Repin, among others. He has performed repertoire for two pianos with Martha Argerich and his wife, Rusudan Alavidze. His discography includes a Chopin recording for EMI, works by Liszt and Rachmaninov for the Cascavelle label, Busoni’s Indian Fantasy for Chandosand a new work by Jon Lord for EMI. A Chopin recording, made for the Frederic Chopin Institute of Warsaw and performed on original instruments, was recently awarded the Diapason d’Or. This is Mr. Goerner’s New York recital debut.

Playlist

Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44 (1840)

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Nocturne in B Major Op. 62, No. 1 (1846)

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Nocturne in E Major Op. 62, No. 2 (1846)

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35 (1839)

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Grave – Doppio movimento
Scherzo
Marche funèbre: Lento
Finale: Presto

INTERMISSION

Études Symphoniques, Op. 13 and Op. Posthumous (1834)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Theme
Études I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX
Posthumous Variations I, II, III, IV, V
Études X, XI
Finale

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