Gil Shaham returns to the Series for his sixth appearance, his fourth with longtime recital partner pianist Akira Eguchi. A generous artist with a palpable love for the music and a zest for performance, Shaham always delivers a memorable recital.
Jean-Marie Leclair Sonata in D Major, Opus 9
Sergei Prokofiev Five Melodies
Scott Wheeler The Singing Turk
Fritz Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro (In the Style of Pugnani)
César Franck Sonata in A Major
Want to learn more about the book (and the operas!) that inspired Scott Wheeler to write "The Singing Turk," for the superstar violinist Fritz Kreisler, who secretly authored works and attributed them to other composers?
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“Shaham’s tone is clear and sweet, and he plays with quiet but unmistakable ardor. There is a seamless flow to his performance, a sense of propulsion fueled by both thoughtful concentration and a willingness to let the music take flight.”Chicago Sun-Times
“Pianist Akira Eguchi was an excellent partner, with scrupulous touch, responsive phrasing, and a long, flexible line to match Shaham’s poised bowing. ”The Boston Globe